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Switching to solar power in New Mexico
Everything you need to know about making the switch to solar, from process and pricing to tax rebates and more.
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Why switch to Solar in NM?
Some of the best solar incentives in America are in New Mexico
From endless sunshine and sprawling desserts to the unique combination of Spanish and Native American cultures, New Mexico has a lot to offer. But did you know the Enchantment State also offers some of the most generous solar incentives in the nation?
Up to $6,000 in state tax credits
With the New Solar Market Development Tax Credit, you can reduce your tax payments by up to $6,000 (or 10% off your total solar energy expenses).
Up to 30% in federal tax credits
Depending on your situation, you may qualify for the The Solar Investment Tax Credit, which can reduce the cost of your system by up to 30%.
Get paid when you generate excess energy
All state-regulated utility companies in NM are required to compensate you at the market rate for excess energy your system generates.
Your property taxes won’t go up
Your new solar system is exempt from property taxes in New Mexico, which means the value of your home will go up, not your tax bill.
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The installation process
Switch to solar in just
4 simple steps
Wondering what it might be like to switch to solar? Here’s a high-level look at what you can expect as an ION customer.
On-site personalized home assessment
After learning more about your power needs, our team will measure, test, and assess your home before designing your custom solar system.
Custom design that fits your power needs & home aesthetic
Based on your unique needs, our in-house engineering team will build you a custom system that’s not only powerful & reliable, but looks good, too.
Permits, installation & approvals
You relax while our team handles the permits, installation, and approval process from your local government and power company.
Turn on your new solar-powered home!
Soak up all the benefits of going solar, from more control over your power bill to powering your home with clean energy, and more.
Why over 3,500+ New Mexico homeowners have chosen ION as their solar provider
Learn what makes us different & why 3,500+ New Mexico homeowners have chosen ION.
ION handles everything for you – from financing and design to permits and installation – all you have to do is provide a power bill & sign the papers.
modern design that’s customized
to your home
By using black-on-black panels and organizing them in a clean way, you get a system that’s not only powerful & reliable, but looks sleek & tidy, too.
Full-service customer support before, during & after installation
With ION, you get a dedicated project coordinator, weekly check-ins, as well as fast & friendly support via phone, email, and live chat.
Protected by industry-leading
product warranties & guarantees
Your premium solar panels are protected for 25 years and guaranteed to produce a minimum of 85% capacity or more for 30 years.
The microinverters that power your system are protected for 25 years by the manufacturer, Enphase.
10-Year Workmanship Guarantee
All work performed on your home during the installation process (such as rigging, drilling & more) is covered for a full decade.
Our mission is to provide a premium product and a premium experience. If we don't hit this goal, we have a team ready to help.
Have a question about
switching to solar in New Mexico?
Check out the FAQ’s below for more information or book a free, no-obligation Q&A call with our team.
Solar panels are made of special cells (PV or photovoltaic cells) that absorb sunlight and produce an electrical current.
In order for your home to use that electrical current (known as DC or Direct Current), it must be converted into AC (or Alternating Current), which is done through micro inverters that are attached to each solar panel.
Once the energy has been converted, it runs through your electrical panel, gets distributed within your home, and can be used to power your appliances, lights, and more.
The following solar tax credits and incentives are available in New Mexico. To find out if you’re eligible, we recommend contacting our team for more information and speaking with a tax professional who can help.
New Mexico provides a 10% personal income tax credit (up to $6,000) for taxpayers that own a residence, business, or agricultural enterprise who purchase and install certified photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems on their property.
Eligible systems include grid-tied commercial and industrial PV systems, off-grid and grid-tied residential PV systems, active solar thermal systems, and systems with or without storage.
To be eligible, systems must first be certified by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The taxpayer must then apply for the tax credit with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department within 12 months of installation. Note that solar pool or hot tub heaters and passive solar heating are not eligible for this tax credit (Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency).
The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal tax credit for those who purchase solar energy systems for residential, commercial or utility scale properties. Through this legislation, all solar systems installed between 2022 and 2023 are eligible for a federal tax credit. If you qualify, you could reduce the cost of your system by up to 30% (Source: Energy.gov).
New Mexico law states that “Receipts from the sale and installation of solar energy systems may be deducted from gross receipts.” This means your solar installer shouldn’t include sales tax on your home solar installation (Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency).
Residential solar energy systems are exempted from property tax assessments in New Mexico in most circumstances.
For the purposes of determining property taxes, the value of a property cannot increase by the greater of 3% of the previous year's assessment or 6.1% of the assessment from two years ago according to state law. An assessment may exceed these restrictions, however, if physical improvements are made to the property.
Under H.B. 233, enacted in 2010, residential solar systems will not be treated as physical improvements and therefore will not increase the value of the property for property tax purposes. Future assessments, however, can include the value of a solar energy system if the property is sold.(Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency).
In New Mexico, utility companies are required to pay you (typically in the form of bill credits) at the market rate for excess energy your system produces throughout the year (Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency).
The Sustainable Building Tax Credit incentivizes builders to build energy-efficient and healthy, comfortable homes.
The incentive provides for both affordable and non-affordable housing, with commercial and residential affordable buildings qualifying for 100% of the product cost (in this case, the cost of installing a solar system) up to $3,000. Non-affordable building eligibility is cut to 50% and limited to $1,500.
Residential buildings can qualify for a tax credit of $5.50 per square foot for the first 2,000 square feet of a property, if they are LEED-H Platinum certified. In order to qualify, your home needs to be certified sustainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (Source: New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department).