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

 

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

 

Solar Market Development Tax Credit

Note: The New Mexico state legislature did not extend this tax credit in 2016. The credit will officially expire on December 31, 2016, but the total credit allocation is expected to reach its cap…

Eligibility: Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, 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

 

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

 

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

 

Farmington Electric Utility System- Net Metering

Farmington Electric, a municipal utility, offers net metering to residential customers with systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. This option is available for photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydro…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Other Distributed Generation Technologies

 

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)

 

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

 

Property Tax Exemption for Residential Solar Systems

A solar energy system is defined as a system that provides space heat, water heat, or electricity to the property. The term specifically does not include windows, dark-colored water tanks, or non…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, 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