Going Solar: Commercial Edition

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The adoption of solar by homeowners in New Mexico has nearly tripled over the last three years, but the rate that commercial buildings are going solar has remained relatively low. PNM, the largest utility in New Mexico, interconnected 3,500 solar arrays in 2017. Only twenty-six of the solar arrays were for commercial customers, and Affordable Solar installed around half of those. Although there are fewer commercial properties than homes in New Mexico, the reasons for the difference in the rate…

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Learning the Basics

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So now we get to the point where I need to research some options. A simple Google search can set me in the right direction. But before I can research who can install solar on my home, I need to understand whatthey will be installing. Have you ever been overwhelmed with a quick web search? I typed “solar panels things to know” and I got an avalanche of information. Here is a quick  punch list I found in the search results: What you need to…

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Shade Before the Solar Solution

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Albuquerque summers are the worst. Its true, to me at least. The three months from June to August are usually met with fear and loathing on my part. Even my barber worries about me, because my summer haircuts always include a cut that too short for someone with my ear size. Oh great now every summer I walk around with my ears trying to dissipate heat like elephants in the Sahara. Such is life as a Burqueno, summertime in the…

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