Renewable Energy - Solar


ECMD Contact: Mark Gaiser

(505) 476-3318


PV on a Pole™ is a solar demonstration initiative for low- and middle-income households. The system includes a 1.3 kW solar array with a tracker, mounted on a pole, then screw-mounted into the ground.

PV on a Pole

ECMD collaborates with Jemez Mountains and Kit Carson Rural Electric Coops, Cornerstones and Clean Energy States Alliance in development of a new program to provide an option for low to middle income households living in manufactured housing to have access to solar energy. 

PV on a Pole™ is intended to be standardized, mass-produced, and easy to deploy and finance.

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Solar Market Development Tax Credit Program (Has Ended as of December 30, 2016)


Own your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home. DOE EERE 2009

July 2015 Report:
New Mexico Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing  SpanishTranslationNew Mexico Solar Financing Guide

Solar Market Development Tax Credit Summary Data
New Mexico growth in residential solar installations 2009 to 2016


Residential solar power is better than breakeven in New Mexico - Scenario Viewer

Check your local electricity rates here

The Open PV Project - real-time status of the solar photovoltaic market

State Purchasing Agreement for PV Systems:
The State of New Mexico has developed a statewide price agreement for PV systems. It is a multi-vendor award available to any governmental agency in New Mexico.

Resource to Help Local Governments Expand Use of Solar Energy
Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, provides local governments with proven best practices enabling them to drive economic development, support clean energy jobs, and reduce carbon emissions by building a robust local solar market.


Additional Information

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

NM Solar Statutes

Types of Solar Systems

Shared Solar: Current Landscape and Market Potential

Innovation: Solar Energy Innovation Network

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