Rio Grande, a Berkshire Hathaway Company

Affordable Solar… was completely transparent in sharing how they arrived at their cost and payback calculations, establishing a level of trust that made it possible for us to proceed with a multi-million dollar project with confidence – something lacking with other bidders. Affordable Solar…. came in on time and on budget, and did the job the way we wanted. Affordable Solar kept all the affected parties – the city, the utility, the subcontractors – and us fully informed as to their progress, all the time. There were no surprises.

Alan Bell President of The Bell Group
  • Albuquerque, NM

  • 0.1 MW System

Additional Details

  • 5040 x Schott Poly 220W panels
  • 4x SMA SC 250U Inverters
  • Custom Carport Racking System
  • 5 acres of covered parking
  • Utilizing the clean energy produced by the PV array, Rio Grande can avoid approximately 1,125 tons of CO2 emissions annually
  • Web Based Monitoring (SMA)

This solar project drew a significant number of jobs from the Albuquerque region by utilizing local manufacturers, contractors and subcontractors from various construction trades. Projects such as this are made possible not only by reliable technology and a capable team but also by currently available financial incentives for solar projects from the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the State of New Mexico and the federal government. This project was PNM’s first one involving a system of at least 1 MW and Affordable Solar coordinated all activities between the customer, City of Albuquerque, PNM, suppliers and the installation team.