Why People Tend To Visit White Sands National Monument

National Monument Crafted By Nature

Visiting a national monument may not seem like it would be that exciting. However, once people start to learn about White Sands National Monument they may want to take a second look at the way they consider this monument. This is because this is one of those places that was not made by man, like Mount Rushmore, instead, it was made by nature and like the Smoky Mountains, it is one of the most stunning pieces of nature that you can find that is not going to cause you any stress.

So where exactly is White Sands? Well, the answer to the question is rather easy if you are familiar with geography at all. The place is located near Alamogordo New Mexico. So this will make it quite a bit easier for you to find and know that you are going to explore one of the desserts that are in the United States.

General Information

What White Sands is really known for is the white gypsum sand that is present in the area. Now, this may not be something you would think about, but it is not a common occurrence in nature to have this type of pristine white color. However, what you are going to enjoy is the fact this is going to be a place that has the rolling hills you will enjoy and know it is going to have a great look to it.

Something else that is nice about the White Sands National Monument is the fact it has plenty of trails to help guide you around the region. This is going to make it easier for you to enjoy the region, but also if you get injured, have vehicle issues, or have any other problems it will make it easier for you to get around the area and know where you can have help come to you at.

If you are trying to find something to do in New Mexico that is unique, but also natural, then you may want to consider the White Sands National Monument. After you get over the fear of hearing national monument you will realize it is actually a great place to go and it is full of nature and beauty for you to enjoy. Not to mention the trails are going to make it quite a bit easier for you to get around to see everything you want to see.

Natural Energy

You want natural? What about the sun? What am i talking about, solar energy? If you live in this area it is a must for you to start saving money on your electric bill each month. Alamogordo solar energy company is who you want to talk to for the best prices and also we are locally owned and operated. We are not going anywhere, can't say the same thing about the big companies around here. You can trust the NM Solar Group.

The World Record Holding Sandia Tram

World Record Holding Tram

While there are a lot of things that can bring you to Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the most interesting is the Sandia Tram, the longest tram in the world. This tram has held the world title for quite a long time and is actually quite a fun ride for anyone who wants to know the culture and the history of the area. It is also a must-see for anyone on a trip around the USA where they are looking for the biggest, oldest, or longest attractions in different areas.

The tram is fully functional and staffed by friendly workers who will make sure that any needs are accommodated. Most of the people riding it are people from out of town, but there are also locals who take it as well. This means that there is usually a lot of information given out and you won't be expected to know everything about the area. This can make it much more relaxing to take the tram than trying to find your way around, especially if you have problems with mobility or get easily confused.

The Best Way To View The City

The tram can also be a great way to discover places that you want to go. On a map, it can seem like the city and the area around it aren't that interesting, but once you get inside, you will find that everything is much more interesting than it seems at first. This is also true for many other cities, but in this case, the tram makes it a bit easier to explore and love this city.

It is interesting that the tram is the longest in the world because most people think of tram rides as something rather short. You jump on, you jump off, and you are done. However, in this case, it is actually an activity you can kill some time doing, and that shows you a great deal of the area. However, it might ruin other trams for you, once you realize how much shorter they are and how little they have to offer.

Because it holds one of the worlds largest titles, you will find that there are a large number of people flocking to it each and every year. This means that there are a ton of picture opportunities, but you also might be asked to take a photo for people as well.

Overall, the Sandia Tram is something worth checking out if you are in the area and something worth planning a trip to Albuquerque for if you aren't.

Discover some other things to do in Albuquerque

Explore The Magnificent Petroglyph National Monument

An Albuquerque Favorite Attraction

If you browse through the list of the best attractions in Albuquerque NM, it won't be long at all before you run across Petroglyph National Monument. There is a lot of history to see in the city, and this landmark needs to be one of the stops that makes your list. On a top travel site, it ranks #15 out of 222 attractions.

You will find the Petroglyph National Monument on Unser Boulevard, which should put it not too far away from the Unser Racing Museum, another top attraction. To see the monument, you are going to be out in nature. It looks quite small in the pictures for being such a top attraction, but the history makes it a must see. Plus, according to the reviews, there is a visitors center as well, and it's not just one monument. It is a 17 mile stretch of them!

What To Bring

Bring the camera along so you can snag some pictures, and make sure you learn about the history behind the Petroglyph National Monument. You might not want to walk the entire 17 miles, who would, but this is a great piece of history. You will have seen quite a lot all in one place, and you still have 200+ attractions to choose from next.

Technically, this monument is called a volcanic basalt escarpment. It looks like you are going to get a lesson about geologic formations that should be quite interesting. After all that activity, you might want to take it easy for the rest of the day. How does it sound to hit up one if the top restaurants in Albuquerque for dinner? Make sure you stay hydrated and take it easy while traveling the escarpment, too. It can get quite hot in New Mexico.

If you look at the review highlights for the monument, you're going to see that people talk about it with high regard. They call it a must see with great views, and the various pictures indeed show the views. Of course, you are going to get to see it all in person. Will it be your first stop? Remember, you might want to make a day of it, or at least a half day of it, leaving other stops for other days. Some of the other attractions will be quicker visits for you and your family, but take your time at the Petroglyph National Monument, for more reasons than one.

One of the area's that we service is Albuquerque.

Visit the Sandia Peak Tram, which is the longest tram in the world


Discover One Of Albuquerque's Hidden Gems

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is full of history and culture and locations that share this fact with the world. One of these locations is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The IPCC, as it is abbreviated, works hard to preserve the heritage and culture of the Pueblo people, and share a few their accomplishments, their past, and their future. The IPCC is a fabulous museum where New Mexico's Pueblo people tell their story. The facility is not only a gateway to visitors of New Mexico but a place where pottery and other creations by Pueblo artists can be seen. Many activities are also available throughout the year, such as hands-on programs for young ones, art festivals, and events with Native American leaders and artists. Currently, in the year of 2017, there are two exhibits at the IPCC.


The first exhibit is, “Pueblo People & Our Modern Environment.” It focuses on a relationship with Mother Earth and how it is our responsibility to protect precious natural resources for our future. It will be available until September. The second exhibit is called, “Long Ago…”. It explores the importance of telling stories, and how storytelling has evolved throughout time and its connection to the values of the Pueblo people. This exhibit will be in place until July 2018. Apart from these wonderful exhibits, there is more to enjoy and learn from at the IPCC. Visitors can marvel at Pueblo works of arts, murals, jewelry, over 2,500 pieces of pottery, and more from the collection that nurtures the Pueblo people's heritage. Archives and a library are also on site. These are dedicated to preserving the culture and history of the Pueblo people. Here visitors can learn about the lives, beliefs, tradition, and other fascinating information regarding this people.

Research Library

The research library contains manuscripts, reports, even photographs that can help individuals visiting the IPCC feel a connection with a group of people that has so much culture and wisdom to offer. In conclusion, visitors of Albuquerque, New Mexico, are highly encouraged to stop and spend a day at this wonderful museum. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has much to offer to those who are interested in New Mexico's history and the Pueblo people. Be sure to check and see which events will be occurring at the IPCC while you are in New Mexico, and enjoy the exhibits that are in place while they are there. Glean all you can from this museum. You'll be glad you did. Other things to do in Albuquerque, visit the Biological park in Albuquerque

Expanding our services- Silver City, NM

Serving New Areas

It is extremely important to NM Solar Group to serve New Mexico with integrity and respect. We are a company who serves clients first and installs solar second. New Mexico is our home, and there isn't a place we would rather be.  We take our time, and really ask ourselves if we are making a positive difference whenever we begin business in a new part of our beautiful state. Then, when we begin business in a new town or city, we like to learn about the culture to best serve our clients. We are excited to begin a new project in Silver City, NM. We hope to help transition Silver City into a place where the households save money by using renewable resources.

What we can do for Silver City, New Mexico

On a micro level, each family that decides to add solar to their home can save 15% or more on their electricity costs, while paying for the solar system. Once the P.V System is paid in full, 100% of electricity costs will be produced by the sun*. If solar is installed this year, the federal government will cover 30% of costs with an Income Tax Deduction. On top of countless other benefits to each person that decides to make the switch to renewable energy.

The town of Silver City is rich with national parks, forests, and wildlife. People travel from all over to boulder in City Rocks State Park or wander through the Gila National Forest. One of the missions of NM Solar Group is to keep New Mexico Enchanted. Silver City is a gem in our state, and we hope to keep it this way for many generations to come. When families make the decision to switch to renewable energy to power their homes it helps us to ensure this future for Silver City, and New Mexico as a whole.

Our First Project in Silver City, New Mexico

We will be installing a 2.95kw System Size (10x panels)
SolarEdge Inverter + Optimizer for optimal efficiency of solar system
100% of electricity from clean solar
$35.5k savings over life of system
19.5% yearly ROI

Equivalent environmental savings as:
2,518 trees planted
20.45 vehicles off the road
228.29 barrels of oil not consumed
*Each PV System will produce different amounts of energy.

New Mexico Senate Passed State Tax Credit for Solar

About Solar Tax Credits

In 2016 the New Mexico tax credit for residential solar installation expired. The prior tax credit was a 10% income tax credit up to $9,000 for qualifying PV systems installed on residential homes, small businesses and agriculture enterprises. 

New Mexico Solar Tax Credit passed through the Senate, it is now making its way to the house for review.

Tax Credit Passed Through the Senate

The New Mexico Senate voted 35-6 on Monday, Feb. 12th for a bill would that would reinstate the tax credits that expired in 2016 with a cap for annual credits at $5 million. The new credit would gradually decline from 10% of costs to 6% over a 15-year period. The bill will now be moved to the House, and will hopefully be passed before the session ends on Thursday. If passed through the house, it will move to Gov. Susana Martinez's desk for approval. 

The Benefit of the New Mexico Tax Credit

This bill would benefit households, small businesses, and farms. As always, we hope New Mexico can become an example of sustainable living for the rest of the country. If New Mexico reinstates the state income tax credit, jobs will be created, we will be closer to our goals for the Paris climate agreement, and we can guarantee a beautiful state for future generations. 

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New Mexico Deficit

New Mexico Deficit On The Rise

Solar energy companies in Albuquerque

New Mexico is currently running a large financial deficit.  The New Mexico deficit has been caused by many different things.

Mainly, the fact that we hung our hat on oil and gas and population growth in New Mexico is negative.

A lot of people want to blame Susana for this New Mexico deficit, but for me I blame the state as a whole.   WHY AREN'T WE FOCUSING ON OUR GREATEST ASSET?   The sun.

Best Sun In Unitied States

We have literally the best sun in the entire United States for solar.   This asset can't be duplicated in any other state.

New Mexico solar is where it is at!  We have a solar panel testing facility in Albuquerque called CFV that tests solar panels from all over the world because of our great sun.

The irradiance that is produced is 30-40% more than San Diego.   Many consider San Diego the capital of solar in the USA.

Transmission Lines Are Available

New Mexico as a state has decided to start shutting down the Four Corner power plans that do coal.   Their is a transmission line that could allow us to push electricity to California.

Why don't we sell them electricity produced by a large solar farm?    California currently buys electricity at about twice the rate than New Mexico does.

If we produced electricity for them we could not only get our deficit under control, but we could create a wealth never before seen in New Mexico.  We have the sun.

We have the transmission line.  All we need is some action.

Debt Free Solar Company in Albuquerque

Nm Solar Group LLC is currently now operating completely debt free.

We charge the lowest amount per watt in the state out of any other solar company doing any type of volume (aka legally operating).

We have only had five star reviews from our clients and haven't ran into a single problem we haven't been able to overcome.   Join up with us and lets use the greatest asset New Mexico has.   The sun.

Let Us See If We Can Help You Get Electricity FREE

If you are interested in talking to someone about solar for your home or business, we would love the chance to talk to you.

Please call us at (505) 415-6172 or you can use our contact form, just provide a small amount of information and we can get an idea of what will work for you, just click this link.

We are fast becoming the go to solar company in Albuquerque and soon around the state of New Mexico. Call or contact us, we would love to hear from you.

SolAero Technologies

SolAero Technologies and One Web Satellites are teaming up bringing high speed internet to the entire world and they are doing it with solar.

Right now if you want high speed internet you have to have cables run underground to your place of residence often times "fiber"... Solaero is working on a way to do it without any cables.

They are sending satellites into space along with OneWeb to do this.

Solar Panels Made Here in Albuquerque

The satellites are powered by super efficient solar panels that are being made right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We won't be using these panels (not for terrestrial use) with NM Solar Group, but any solar done right is good solar.

LEDA and JTIP are great incentives that really helped pull in these 100 new jobs to ABQ metro.

Nm Solar Group loves seeing the progression of New Mexico 🙂

Reach out to us at nmsolargroup.com or call us at 5054156172.

Owning your solar in New Mexico is the way to go for the New Mexican.

Reach out to the growing and soon to be go to Albuquerque solar company, you will be glad that you did, we can save you money.