Net Metering

Net metering is available to all “qualifying facilities” (QFs), as defined by the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), which pertains to renewable energy systems and co…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Solar Easements & Rights Laws

The Solar Recordation Act describes the procedures for filing a solar right through the County Clerk’s Office. The property owner seeking the solar right must give advanced notice to the adjacent…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (Corporate)

Note: The tax credits are fully subscribed. As of February 2015, there are 712 MW (1,400,000 MWh) of projects in the waiting queue for the wind/biomass tax credit and 464 MW (1,212,000 MWh) of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste… More

 

PNM- Performance-Based Solar PV Program

Note: The program is closed for applications until July 2016 for systems 100 kW and below. There is currently 67% of capacity available for systems larger than 100 kW up to 1 MW.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Personal)

Note: In April 2015, S.B. 279 was enacted, creating a new Sustainable Building Tax Credit for the years 2017-2026. As of January, 2015, no funds are available for the residential tax credit in 2015…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Corporate)

Note: In April 2015, S.B. 279 was enacted, creating a new Sustainable Building Tax Credit for the years 2017-2026. As of January, 2015, no funds are available for the residential tax credit in 2015…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (Personal)

Note: The tax credits are fully subscribed. As of February 2015, there are 712 MW (1,400,000 MWh) of projects in the waiting queue for the wind/biomass tax credit and 464 MW (1,212,000 MWh) of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste… More

 

Solar Energy Gross Receipts Tax Deduction

The seller must have a signed copy of Form RPD-41341 to claim the deduction or other evidence acceptable to EMNRD that the service or equipment was purchased for the sole use of the sale and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors, Retail Supplier

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Alternative Energy Product Manufacturers Tax Credit

The total amount of the credit is approved by the Taxation and Revenue Department and is not to exceed 5% of the taxpayer’s qualified expenditures. A qualified expenditure is the purchase of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Advanced Energy Tax Credit (Corporate)

Note: The deadline for qualifying for this tax incentive was 12/31/2015. This summary is here for informational purposes only.

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Interconnection Standards

Rule 569 applies to all qualifying facilities (QFs) under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, which generally includes all renewable energy systems and combined heat and power (CH…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Xcel Energy- Solar*Rewards Program

Note: As of May 2015, the Small Program is fully subscribed. The Medium program has 310 kW of capacity remaining before the incentive amount is reduced.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

El Paso Electric Company- Small and Medium System Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Program

Only systems connected to the utility’s grid and net-metered are eligible. RECs will be measured by a separate REC meter and purchased by El Paso Electric on a monthly basis. For contracts signed…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Advanced Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Note: The deadline for qualifying for this tax incentive was 12/31/2015. This summary is here for informational purposes only.

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Renewable Energy Financing District/Solar Energy Improvement Special Assessments

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Advanced Energy Gross Receipts Tax Deduction

To qualify for the exemption, the owner of a qualified generating facility must first obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Department of Environment. The owner must then present the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Installers/Contractors, Retail Supplier

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar/Wind Construction Permitting Standards

Licensing Requirements

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)

 

City of Albuquerque- Solar Easements and Rights Laws

The State of New Mexico has a separate solar rights law.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

Source: U.S. Department of Energy