Community Solar Legislation Introduced in New Mexico to Expand Solar Benefits to All

Community Solar Act enables renters, low-income households, multi-unit tenants to save money with community solar, spurs clean energy jobs Legislation was introduced in New Mexico recently to expand bill-saving benefits of solar to all residents, including those who rent, have unsuitable roofs, or lack financial flexibility, by allowing community solar development in the state. In ...

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VICTORY: New Mexico Terminates Punitive Charge on Solar Customers

Commission reopens opportunity to expand solar access, reduce bills by ending SPS’s longstanding fee on solar customers SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) ordered Southwestern Public Service (SPS) to terminate Rate 59, a fee on solar customers that cost typical households with rooftop solar more than $300 a year. ...

Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.