Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar

The United States has enough solar energy installed to power over 11 million American homes. America’s cities and towns play a key role in driving the adoption of clean, renewable energy. Yet, most have only begun to tap their solar energy potential. Local governments can set the pace for solar growth by driving development through effective public policy and community engagement, reaping benefits for the environment, public health, grid resilience and consumers.


Renewable Energy Standard Factsheet

New Mexico is the second sunniest state in the country and twelfth windiest.[i] New Mexico should be a national leader of clean renewable energy, yet states like New Jersey, Massachusetts and Kansas harness more renewable energy than New Mexico. The current Renewable Portfolio Standard ends in 2020. We need to extend the standard to keep moving New Mexico forward.  83% of New Mexicans want more renewable energy in the state.[ii]

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[i] National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Potential Electricity Generation.

[ii] Colorado College Conservation in the West 2017 Poll