New Mexico requires utilities to consider storage in resource plans

With new technologies available and prices coming down, the NMPRC decided the time was right to add it to the data requirements included in the reports, which were mandated by a 2008 rule.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

Albuquerque to install over $25 million worth of solar on city buildings

The announcement builds on Albuquerque’s commitment to get 25% of its energy from solar by 2025.

Array Technologies to supply trackers for Facebook solar plants in New Mexico

The three 10 MW plants will be built by Affordable Solar, and will help Facebook’s new data center to go 100% renewable.

Montana plans 80 MW solar farm amid legislative uncertainty

In another baffling tale of state’s solar-policy split personality, the Treasure State is planning a 480-acre solar farm while the legislature simultaneously tries to snuff out its nascent solar industry.

New Mexico exhibits cognitive dissonance on solar policy

Under the guise of creating “consumer protections” from unscrupulous installers, two companion bills in the state place such onerous requirements on solar companies that it could significantly slow down the industry’s progress in the state. Other legislation moving through New Mexico’s legislature would boost solar. Will the real New Mexico solar policy please stand up?

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Sunnova broadens its zero-down loan reach

The EZ Own Loan program is designed to capitalize on the increasing desire of residential solar customers to own their systems without worrying about the trouble of maintaining them.

Kit Carson Co-op voluntarily commits to 100% solar electricity in summer

The New Mexico power producer has always wanted to serve its customers with renewable energy, but was severely limited by a previous contract. Now, thanks to a landmark FERC ruling and a new ‘angel’ wholesale-electricity supplier, the co-op can finally reach its goals.

Solar receives transmission boost in the West

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell approved two transmission lines to deliver energy across Southwest.

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DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

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