New Mexico is a leader in solar energy, including utility-scale and distributed-scale solar electricity.
The ECMD team supports the adoption of solar energy through solar energy installation policy development, legislative efforts, regulatory inputs, and economic incentives.
Solar energy systems range from small point-of-use systems, to residential- and commercial- scale systems, up to community solar and large utility-scale systems. All can help meet the state’s ambitious energy transition and emissions reductions goals. ECMD supports actions that improve upon solar system function (including reliability, resiliency, and efficiency) and encourages fair and equitable cost distribution to allow for the widest adoption of solar electrification.
As of late 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association records 1,210.9 MW of solar deployed in New Mexico, including community and residential.