Sometimes, starting a solar panel system is too difficult or cost-prohibitive to do on your own. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of community solar in New Mexico! The team here at NM Solar works with Pivot Energy to make community solar a reality for residents in New Mexico and El Paso.
About Community Solar
So how does community-shared solar work? The first step is all on us. We’ll work with Pivot Energy to build a community solar array near your community, usually between 0.5 and 10 MW. When built, that solar array connects to your local electrical grid.
Next, that solar array begins delivering energy to your grid. This works in much the same way that solar panels on your home would work, but the energy goes directly to the local grid to offset fossil fuels.
Shared Solar Energy
It’s at this point that you, other residents, and even businesses and organizations can get in on shared solar energy. We’ll provide you with the opportunity to subscribe to the solar project, which will involve offsetting your current electrical usage with renewable energy. What does that mean for you? Each month, you’ll receive a bill to pay for your solar subscription.
Benefits of Community Solar
The benefits come when you receive your usual monthly electric bill. Because your electricity usage is offset by renewable energy, your typical bill will be lower due to solar credits applied to the bill. This results in net savings, even when you account for the payments for your solar subscription.
Community solar in New Mexico comes with no strings attached—we think this service provides a distinct value to the community, but you are welcome to cancel your subscription at any time. Want to learn more? Contact our team with any questions you may have about shared solar energy—we’re here to help.Request A Quote