Solar Panels In New Mexico

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In New Mexico

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in New Mexico. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $3.15.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $3.15 $14,175.00 $18,900.00 $23,625.00
8 kWs $3.15 $18,900.00 $25,200.00 $31,500.00
10 kWs $3.15 $23,625.00 $31,500.00 $39,375.00
12 kWs $3.15 $28,350.00 $37,800.00 $47,250.00
14 kWs $3.15 $33,075.00 $44,100.00 $55,125.00
16 kWs $3.15 $37,800.00 $50,400.00 $63,000.00

Bare in mind, the estimated prices you see above are based on the average cost per watt in New Mexico. The average price per watt in your city might be a little higher or lower depending on your city or county.

New Mexico Solar Panel Rebates

In addition to the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you might be surprised to know that there are currently at least 41 rebates available in the State of New Mexico. Click the link below to see all of the solar panel rebates available in your state.

  • At Least 41 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & New Mexico Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In New Mexico
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New Mexico Solar Panels By City

Cities In New Mexico Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in New Mexico are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make New Mexico a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in New Mexico below.

  • Albuquerque
    Sunlight kWh1421.2kWh
    % Qualified96.77%
    Med. kW Potential13.75kW
  • Las Cruces
    Sunlight kWh1416.95kWh
    % Qualified96.16%
    Med. kW Potential14.5kW
  • Rio Rancho
    Sunlight kWh1417.8089796551kWh
    % Qualified98.80%
    Med. kW Potential15.5kW
  • Santa Fe
    Sunlight kWh1409.3kWh
    % Qualified92.83%
    Med. kW Potential12kW
  • South Valley
    Sunlight kWh1421.2kWh
    % Qualified86.35%
    Med. kW Potential10.75kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In New Mexico

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in New Mexico? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

What is the best way to clean solar panels?

In most cases, your solar panels will get a good cleaning every time it rains. However, if you’re in an area that doesn’t get rain very often, you can use a garden hose, a large sponge, and mild dish soap to clean your solar panels. Never use harsh chemicals, pressure washers, or any abrasives that might scratch the surface of your panels. Many solar panel installation companies will also offer inexpensive panel cleaning and maintenance.

How many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

How Is Solar Energy Produced?

When the photons in sunlight hit the atoms in your solar panel, electrons can be kicked loose. Solar panels are designed to collect these disassociated electrons and store them in a battery to power your home and electronics.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels, or solar photovoltaic panels, transform sunlight into usable energy by converting the light into an electric field that then flows into a conductive wire.  The conductive wire flows into the inverter which then transforms the electricity to an alternating current which can then be used to power a property.

You can read our full article about how solar panels work here.

How much do solar panels weigh?

The average solar panel weighs about 40 pounds. This will add about 2.8 pounds per square foot to pitched roofs, and about 5 pounds per square foot for flat roofs.

Things To Know About New Mexico

New Mexico, also known as the Land of Enchantment (1999), ranks number 37 overall for population. It has seen a population growth of 2.80% since 2010. The percentage of homeownership in New Mexico is a whopping 68.6%! This means that 68.6% of the 2,117,522 people in New Mexico are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Famous for being the home of "Smokey Bear," a cub orphaned by fire in 1950, buried in Smokey Bear Historical State Park in 1976, it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)".

The total land area for the State of New Mexico is 121,298.15 square miles. Including water, it has an overall size of 121,590.30 square miles. The highest elevation in the State of New Mexico is 13,161 feet and the lowest point is 2,842 making the average elevation 5,700 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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