Abq. is a great area to take advantage of the 305 plus days of annual sunshine with solar power. AbqHomeSearch.com can help you locate homes with Solar Features Active/Passive. We also have information on a new Photovoltaic Valuation Tool, PV Value™, designed by the Earth Systems Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories.
Links for solar resources:
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
This spreadsheet tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power Electric™ is intended to help determine the value of a new or existing photovoltaic (PV) system installed on residential and commercial properties. It is designed to be used by real estate appraisers, mortgage underwriters, credit analysts, real property assessors, insurance claims adjusters and PV industry sales staff. For appraisers, the inputs specific to PV in the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum can be used as inputs to PV Value™.
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.
This is a free public service providing a convenient, trusted means for estimating solar, wind and renewable energy system costs, running payback and financial analysis, and accessing contractor, installer and other professional services in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. We also provide a directory of solar and wind original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) and distributors.
Our commitment to solar energy is based on its contribution to a sustainable energy infrastructure in a values-based society. Positive Energy is committed to being a leader on the path toward New Mexico’s sustainable future. We are an employee-owned business, offset all of our carbon footprint, and we give hundreds of classes and presentations every year for community members and professionals. In our presentations, we always emphasize energy efficiency and conservation first, and renewable energy to offset what remains. Many of our employees of Positive Energy personally own and/or live with solar systems, and we’ve installed systems on two of our offices as well. We are co-op members, belong to credit unions, and shop for organic local food at the farmers’ market. We are board members, parents, writers and musicians. We volunteer, we recycle, we bi-cycle and take public transportation. We buy local. We stay positive. We install solar systems for people who are looking for a renewable energy partner.
The New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting solar energy and related sustainable practices. Founded in 1972, NMSEA was one of the first organizations in the country to seek methods and ideas on how to use renewable energy, how small villages could live sustainably, and how to empower people through education about these issues. We are currently an all-volunteer organization. Our membership includes a diverse group of citizens including interested advocates of solar energy, architects, building contractors, engineers, educators, and planners specializing in renewable energy and sustainability.
Consolidated Solar Technologies, LLC was formed to emphasize and facilitate professional design, engineering, and installation of residential, commercial, & utility-scale photovoltaic solar systems in New Mexico.
In 2007, we created SolarPowerRocks.com to provide the clear, easy to understand information people need to install solar energy across the country.
We are constantly updating this information. If there is something you would like for us to add to the page contact us and we will see what we can do.