Sierra Club statement on PRC’s Wednesday ruling on renewable energy

Santa Fe, NM – Solar energy and clean air got a reprieve Wednesday when the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted to withdraw 2-for-1 credit for solar energy, which had effectively reduced the amount of solar and overall renewable energy New Mexico utilities were required by law to produce. But Wednesday’s vote left some troubling aspects of the previous commission ruling. The commission majority had acted without public comment on Nov. 20 when it…

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Riding On Sunshine Electric Vehicles: How Does the Use of an Electric Vehicle Affect the Design of a Solar Array?

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How do you size a solar array? We often receive a question from our customers about how to size a solar array, taking into consideration electricity loads that are not yet shown on their electric bill. For most retrofit solar projects, meaning projects for existing homes that have at least 12 months of electric usage history, the technical requirement for sizing a system is fairly simple.  We simply look at your electricity usage, something that can be easily obtained from…

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Recent Changes In The PRC Rules: How Will the PRC’s Decision Affect My Solar Project in New Mexico? (Part 2)

Part 2: Brass Tacks:  How the Recent PRC Ruling Will Affect Your New Mexico Solar Energy Project As we discussed in our previous blog posted here on Dec 5, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued an Order on November 20, 2013, which changed Rule 572 as discussed in the previous blog. The question that often comes up is how this ruling might affect current owners of solar electric systems, as…

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Recent Changes in the PRC Rules: How Will the PRC’s Decision Affect My Solar Project in New Mexico?

We have received a fair number of questions from our customers and prospects about the recent ruling by the PRC that address certain aspects of its renewable energy regulations.  The PRC voted on November 20 of this year and published an Order on that same date.  We will lay out the regulatory framework of the ruling, as well as how it can be expected to affect solar projects in New…

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