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New Mexico Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

Over the past decade, utilities, companies, and residents around New Mexico have invested in solar power to save money and increase reliance on green energy. The state has invested $2.3 billion in solar energy, and it ranks 18th in the nation for solar energy generation.


New Mexico State Profile and Energy Estimates

New Mexico is home to the forested peaks and valleys of the southern Rocky Mountains, high plateaus of the Great Plains, and spectacular desert canyons and mesas. In addition to its dramatic vistas, the state has a wealth of fossil fuel, mineral, and renewable energy resources, including strong winds and abundant sunshine. New Mexico also has a significant portion of the nation’s known uranium reserves. However, the state’s crude oil, natural gas, and coal production help place New Mexico among the nation’s top 10 energy-producing states.


New Mexico’s Climate Threats

Explore graphics, interactives and news about New Mexico’s climate threats.


The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in New Mexico

Between 2017 and 2019, New Mexico experienced one drought and two severe storms. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.


What Climate Change Means for New Mexico

New Mexico’s climate is changing. Most of the state has warmed at least one degree (F) in the la st ce ntury. T hroughout the s outhwestern Unit ed States, heat w aves are b ecoming more c ommon, and snow is melting earlier in spring.


State-by-State: Climate Change in New Mexico

New Mexico’s climate is already changing. Most of the state has warmed at least one degree Fahrenheit in the last century. New Mexico can expect increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves, reduced snowpack and reduced waterflow in the Colorado, Rio Grande and other rivers, and increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires due to drier conditions.


New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority

The New Mexico legislature created RETA in 2007 making it  one of the first independent state authorities in the nation to  facilitate the licensing, construction and financing of high voltage transmission lines and energy storage projects, allowing delivery of renewable energy from remote areas that have enormous renewable energy potential to in-state and out-of-state customers.