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)

The 2019 Legislative Session did not re-start or create a program for residential solar. March 22, 2019



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



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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