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Where Does New Mexico Get Most of its Energy??

 

From the Sun !!        Always Has - - - Always Will

 

Earth News

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​Climate-Change Effects Unavoidable

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are near 400 ppm and rising.  New Mexico will probably be getting even dryer.

Warming Not Paused

Climate researchers from the US National Center for Atmospheric Research stated that it is a myth that global warming has paused.  There is now solid scientific evidence that the world's oceans have been absorbing more than 90% of the excess heating of the planet.  In early 2015, several of the most prestigious scientific organizations in the world reported that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded, ocean temperatures are increasing rapidly, and ocean levels are rising faster than expected.

Solar News

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PV Goes BIG in California

The Desert Sunlight & Topaz Solar Farms, located in the Mojave Desert east of Palm Springs, came online in early 2015.  At 550 MW each, they are the two largest PV solar power plants in the world. 

California RE Standards

California currently gets 20% of its energy from renewables, and is on-track to reach 33% by 2020.

Ivanpah Solar Electric Gen Station On-line

The 400 MW Concentrating Solar-Thermal plant, located in the Mojave Desert, officially opened in mid-Feb, 2014.  Ivanpah uses a "power-tower" design.

NM News

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NM PRC Decisions

​The NM Public Regulatory Commission regulates all public utilities in New Mexico. Hot 2015 PRC Hearings include the San Juan Generating Station Plan to meet EPA pollution rules, and the 2014 PNM Rate Case.  The 2014 Rate Case will be contentious - if PNM gets what it's proposing, residential solar installations in New Mexico will plummet. For more info about both of these cases go to our Advocacy Page.

Governor Martinez Vetos Solar Tax Credits

On April 10, 2015 Governor Martinez vetoed the bill that would have extended NM's Solar Tax Credit until 2021.  The NM's 10% tax credit for residential solar will expire at the end of 2016.

Wind Turbines Installed near Grady, NM

The 19.2 MW Wind Farm south of Grady (NE of Las Vegas, NM) is operational.  There are currently no businesses in Grady.  The wind farm will be a major economic boost to the community.  The electricity will be sold to an Electrical Cooperative in Oklahoma (NM utilities were not interested).  New Mexico has a dozen commercial wind farms in operation and more under construction.  None are owned or operated by PNM.

NM Geothermal Plant On-line

A 4 MW Geothermal Electric Generating Plant near Animas, NM officially opened on Dec 24. 2013.  PNM is buying the electricity in order to comply with NM's RPS non-wind/solar mandate. 

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​The Latest NMSEA Videos on YouTube

The full 13-part Renewable New Mexico Video Series plus information-packed Seminar Presentations from the Spring & Fall 2014 Solar Fiestas are now on the NMSEA YouTube Channel. Take a look by selecting the NMSEA YouTube Channel link.

NMSEA Local Chapters

Local NMSEA Chapters in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Silver City, Alamogordo, Los Alamos, Las Vegas and Taos participate in community events & organize monthly meetings.  Check out the What's Happening - News & Events link and the NMSEA Chapters link for more info.

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​NMSEA is an active State Chapter of the

American Solar Energy Society.

We encourage all of our members to join ASES. 

ASES is offering a discount on combined ASES & NMSEA memberships!  Check out the ASES Website link for details.

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NMSEA has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Solar Promotion International GmbH for the joint promotion of Intersolar North America 2015. NMSEA members planning to attend Intersolar NA will be offered discounted conference registration and free admission to the exhibition. Members should continue to read the SunPaper and watch for emails from NMSEA for registration discount details.