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Solar Company in Las Cruces, NM

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Las Cruces Solar Panels

The city of Las Cruces has a rich history dating back to the mid-1800’s. With high temperatures in the summer from direct sunlight coupled with little natural shade, the settlers had to use natural resources to combat the heat. Today, Las Cruces is ideally situated for solar energy as it enjoys 350 days of sunshine.

Compared to other New Mexico cities, Las Cruces homeowners have a unique opportunity to receive the most savings from their solar panels. With Las Cruces solar panels, residents can enjoy all that sunshine, pocket the savings, and enjoy the clean energy affecting their communities.

Las Cruces Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, & Rebates

Solar power systems do a few things- first, they give you great savings by reducing your monthly electricity bill. Secondly, solar panels protect you from rising rates from the utility company and you can get credited for the surplus of electricity you produce from your own roof. Thirdly, Las Cruces solar panels are a low-maintenance investment that will last for decades. With our 25-year warranties, our $0 financing options available, and the 30% Federal Tax Credit, there’s no better time to go green in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Getting Las Cruces Solar Panels with the Federal Solar Tax Credit

las cruces residential solar panel installation

You may have read about this generous tax credit before if you’ve explored some of our other webpages. If you purchase your solar panel system yourself, either with a solar loan or outright, you are eligible for this tax credit. The federal solar tax credit gives new solar owners 30% off the total cost of their system in tax credits

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The Sustainable Building Tax Credit

The state of New Mexico is very invested in going green. As a result, it has put incentives in place to encourage people to go green as well. The Sustainable Building Tax Credit is one of them. This program helps those who want to build an energy efficient home or business by providing a tax credit to help cover the costs.

The tax credits are tiered according to the size of the building. There are also other requirements that must be met for eligibility.

Building Type



The building must be certified the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.


The building must be certified by either
1) the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, or

2) the Build Green New Mexico rating system.

ENERGY STAR manufactured homes are also eligible for this tax credit.

To learn more about this incentive, visit the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department webpage.

Net Metering for Las Cruces Solar Panels

For those who want to get the most out of their Las Cruces solar panel systems, look into net metering. With this program, excess energy produced by your solar panels will be sent to your utility grid. Your utility company will then credit your account with the amount they produced, giving you an even lower electric bill.

El Paso Electric currently provides electricity to the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. It also offers net metering to customers who have installed solar panels. They have three different tiers for interconnection depending upon the size of the solar panel system in question.

Solar Panel System Size

Interconnection Requirements


Systems of 10kW or less.

  • The system owner must sign the Simplified Interconnection Application.

  • They must also submit all required documentation for approval.

  • Approval for interconnection must be given prior to the installation of the solar panel system.

Systems of greater than 10kW, and less than 100 kW.

  • The system owner must complete and submit all required documents in the application package.

  • This includes the Standard Interconnection Application, and the Standard Interconnection Agreement.

  • Approval for interconnection must be given prior to installation of the solar panel system.

Systems of greater than 100 kW, and up to 10 MW.

  • The system owner must complete all required documentation, including state-required documentation.

  • They must also complete the Interconnection Agreement for Generating Facilities with Rated Capacity No Greater Than 100 MW and Not Qualified for Simplified Interconnection.

  • Approval for interconnection must be given prior to installation of the solar panel system.

  • The solar panel system may NOT be activated until all processes for approval have been completed, and any necessary changes have been made.

To see specifications on the Net Metering rates for interconnected solar panel systems, please consult El Paso Electric Co. Notice No. 263.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Solar RECs

RECs, which is short for Renewable Energy Certificates, are becoming more common throughout the US. An REC is given to the owner of a solar panel system owner when their system produces 1 MWh. Utility companies will then purchase these RECs from you. These RECs will be used to show that the company is complying with state mandates on required renewable energy generation.

Currently, El Paso Electric will purchase RECs from their customers at the prevailing market prices. It is also based on the Tier price that was in effect that the time the REC Application was received. You can read more about their REC policies here.

Property Tax Exemption for Las Cruces Solar Panels

For those living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, there’s an added benefit of going solar. Your solar panel installation will raise your home’s value, which is a great thing. But in some places, this may cause the property tax to go up as well.

Don’t worry- the state of New Mexico has made all solar installations property tax exempt. You can purchase and install your panels without having to pay extra in property taxes. Just one more reason to get Las Cruces solar panels.

Las Cruces Solar Sales Tax Exemption

In the long run, solar panels save money by producing electricity, reducing your energy costs. But you can also save some money in the short term as well. When you purchase solar panels in Las Cruces, you will not have to pay sales tax on them. That means that right off the bat, you’re saving quite a bit that you would have had to pay otherwise.

ADT Solar, a trusted Las Cruces Solar Company

When you look for a solar installation company, you want one that’s dependable, honest, and reputable. You don’t need to look any further than ADT Solar for all of those things. Our installations are performed by experienced, NABCEP certified technicians.

Each installation performed by ADT Solar also comes with our 25-year Labor Warranty, and our 25-year Production Guarantee. Our solar panels come with 25 year manufacturers warrantees, as do our Enphase microinverters.

ADT Solar services the greater Las Cruces area. We offer turnkey solar solutions so that you can get your Las Cruces solar panels without having to worry about a thing. Contact us today to learn more!