New Mexico

Invested SEP Funds to Support the Installation of PV Systems in 15 School Districts

Number of school districts receiving PV systems installations

Amount allocated to each school district

50 KWh
PV systems to generate electrical power for schools and communities


In New Mexico, the State Energy Office used SEP funding to support the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in 15 school districts around the state. The participating school districts are Belen, Carrizozo, Corona, Dulce, Elida, Gallup, Hatch, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Peñasco, Portales, Rio Rancho, Ruidoso and Taos. Each school system received up to $300,000 to install a 50-kilowatt grid-tied PV system that generates significant electrical power for the school and community, saves money and energy for each school district, and provides educational opportunities about renewable energy for local students and the surrounding community. The installation of these 15 PV systems also helps generate jobs for local suppliers, installers and manufacturers of PV equipment in New Mexico.

Contact Information for the New Mexico Energy Office