Solar Market Development Tax Credit

ECMD Contact: Mark Gaiser
(505) 476-3318


New Mexico boasts world-class solar energy, ranking second in the nation after Arizona, with the potential to provide Solar Tax Credit brochure 1,000 times more energy than Public Service Company of New Mexico’s current demand. New transmission in our state would allow the export of large quantities of clean energy. Advancements in solar energy production are possible wtih strong state leadership willing to focus on solutions that provide real world incentives for citizens, businesses and schools.

The New Mexico Solar Market Development Tax Credit, or Solar Tax Credit (STC), will pay up to 10% (up to $9,000) of your solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal system that is operational subsequent to January 1, 2009. In addition to the STC, the federal government will pay 30% in a federal tax credit for your solar system. The STC was established in 2006 to help you invest in clean energy for your home or business.

Click on Frequently Asked Questions for information on how to apply for the tax credit.

New Mexico's STC benefits homeowners, businesses and agricultural entities that install PV or solar heating systems. Up to $5 million in state government tax credit support is available annually through 2016. Since its inception in 2006 through 2010, the STC has supported the deployment of 30 million BTUs per day of clean heating energy and over 5 megawatts of clean electricity. As a result of continued demand for the STC, there has been a significant increase in economic activity for solar, electrical, mechanical and plumbing businesses.

New ECMD forms July 2015 - Previous version will be accepted through September 30, 2015

Solar System Certification Application Checklist - Form 0
Solar System Certification Application - Form 1
Solar System Installation - Form 2a
Solar System Installation - BCA - Form 2b
Taxpayer and Contractor Statement of Understanding - Form 3
Tax Forms for Filing
Solar Market Development Income Tax Credit Claim Form RPD 41317
Solar Federal Form 5695 - Residential Energy Credits
Additional Information
Rules for Solar Tax Credit
Solar Gross Receipts Tax Exemption
Property Tax Exemption for Solar Systems
Protect Your Solar Rights (brochure)
Video: Clean Renewable Solar Energy for Your Home - You Can Do It
Video: How to Invest In a Solar System for Your Home
Federal Solar Energy Incentives - Frequently Asked Questions (from Solar Energy Industries Association)

2015 Solar Tax Credit Data

2015 SMDTC Tracker as of December 29, 2015
1065 Applications Received
0 Projected # of Applications Still Available for TY 2015
$0.00 Projected Tax Credit Remaining for TY 2015
As of Monday, December 28, 2015 the $3 million in Tax Credit available for Tax Year 2015 has been allocated. Applications received on  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 and on following days will be entered into the Tax Year 2016 queue.
Tax Credits are available for Tax Year 2016

2014 Solar Tax Credit Data:

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