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Sunrun is the nation's largest residential solar, storage and energy services company. With a mission to create a planet run by… More
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Record-breaking solar systems for your home, business or organization SunPower delivers the most advanced solar systems, custom financing and progressive sustainability… More
  • 36 Years in Business
  • Bonded
The business goal for Go Solar Group is simple; bring affordable, quality solar products to Utah, Nevada, and San Antonio, Texas… More
Very excellant service from working with Ralph in having what is needed for our home to the great service from Kahla… Full review
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Founded in 2008, Sunpro Solar is one of the leading providers of rooftop solar for the Gulf Coast and Southeast regions.… More
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  • 13 Years in Business
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Since its humble beginnings in 2004, Erus Energy has risen to become one of the most respected and innovative solar energy… More
I would recommend Erus Energy to anyone or everyone I get the opportunity to talk with. I was nervous when I… Full review
  • 17 Years in Business
Total Energy Solutions brings you the highest level, most customized customer experience in Colorado. We provide peak level skills to our… More
Solar Pro at the Poulin Design Center is dedicated to helping New Mexicans go solar saving money and the environment. With… More
I would like to give them five stars. He was awesome & prompt. Gave us an amazing deal & just really… Full review
  • 39 Years in Business
  • Licensed
As a Veteran-Owned company, Strongbuilt owners and managers train our staff to act and behave with the respect and principles we… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Americans Solar has the best technology for solar energy. We offer zero out of pocket, and guarantee to save you an… More
Hours are 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday, Solar Manufacturing Full review
  • Bonded
  • Insured
Based in Albuquerque, NM, Solar Works Energy is committed to making the world a better place by educating the public on… More
The process of getting solar was painless! Mindy was helpful in answering all my questions, and if she didn't have the… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Started in the back of an Airstream trailer in 1998, Affordable Solar's roots trace back to a passion for renewable energy,… More
I want to express my complete satisfaction with the exceptional customer service provided by Jonathan Teran, the residential service manager at… Full review
  • 23 Years in Business
NM Solar group is a locally owned and homegrown solar company originally based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded by Ryan… More
  • 6 Years in Business
Direct Power & Water Corporation is a solar installation company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please give us a call to… More
  • 7 Years in Business
American Stream Solar is a pioneer in the solar energy revolution. We provide only the highest-quality, American-made solar energy products to… More
  • 10 Years in Business
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How to Use the Solar Calculator

The best way to learn about local rebates, your home’s energy potential, and your eventual return on investment is to use our ModSun Solar Cost Calculator (see above). Enter your home address in the box, then click Check My Roof. You’ll get an instant picture of your roof’s productivity, your average energy expenses, and installation costs in your area—whether you decide to buy or get a solar loan. We’ll also provide system size recommendations and information about rebates and incentives you may be eligible for. Just select More Info under each purchasing strategy to learn more, and then connect with a solar pro.

Solar City Buying Guide for Albuquerque

If you are considering the purchase of a solar panel system for your Albuquerque, New Mexico home or business, this solar buying guide will help you get started. Many considerations must be made before beginning a solar panel solar panel installation project. Assessing your property’s viability for solar power, hiring a contractor and obtaining a permit are just a few of the initial steps necessary to get your project off the ground. The information below will cover these steps as well as provide some additional financing information and solar incentive programs programs in the Albuquerque area that may reduce the costs of a solar panel installation.

Solar Panel Installation Considerations in Albuquerque

The first order of business is to determine if your property is suitable for solar panel installation. Since solar arrays require direct access to the sun and most properties do not have the available land space necessary for the solar arrays, you can understand why most systems are located on rooftops. Often the panels are set at 30 to 45-degree angles facing south in areas on rooftops not affected by shading from trees or nearby structures. When land space is not a concern, solar ground mounts and active solar panel trackers are available for solar arrays.

Many municipalities require an inspection to determine if your roof’s structural integrity will support the weight of a solar array system. In addition, you should also take into consideration the overall condition of your roof before installing the panels. It would not make much sense to install solar panels—which have a lifespan of between 20 and 30 years— on a replacement roof you must have a local roof replacement on in five years.

Hire an Albuquerque Solar Contractor

Many property owners would struggle with solar panel installation without the necessary training, experience and knowledge required for the project. A solar contractor will guide you through the entire process including sizing, designing, installing and recommending a system suitable for your property and climate.  In addition, an experienced solar installer will oversee the interconnection phase of the project when your new solar panel system is connected to the main power grid.

It would be wise to do your homework to ensure the person or company you hire has the appropriate license, certification and insurance. Solar installations require electrical work so you want an expert in this area as well as installing solar products. After receiving at two estimates from competing contractors, use their insurance information and license numbers to do your own background checks. First, visit the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department website where you can use access their contractor license verification services. In addition, you can verify insurance coverage by contacting the applicable insurance company. Finish your investigative work by contacting the BBB “Better Business Bureau” to search for customer complaints or recent legal actions.

Solar Permits in Albuquerque

Installing a solar array in Albuquerque, New Mexico will require an electrical and/or mechanical building permit. Property owners and contractors can apply for the permit in person at the permit desk of the City of Albuquerque Planning and Development, 600 Second NW, Albuquerque NM 87102. Online forms and applications are available by clicking here. For more information visit the City of Albuquerque Planning and Development website or call (505) 924-3964.

Use Online Calculators to Estimate Solar Panel Costs in Albuquerque

Online Calculators are available that can give you a general idea of the costs associated with solar panel installation. However, certain specifics of your property—condition of roof, structural concerns and square footage—will play a major role in the final costs of the project.

  • gogreensolar — size a solar array for your home with this easy to use solar system calculator
  • Solar Estimate — will compute the size and estimated costs associated with solar installation in your home or building
  • freecleansolar — a free and easy to use calculator that allows you to estimate the size and cost of a solar panel array based on your energy usage

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Albuquerque Solar Rebate and Incentive Programs Available

Installing a solar panel system in your home or business can be expensive. Local, state and federal programs are available designed to promote solar energy by reducing the upfront costs. Many of these programs are time sensitive and may expire soon.

Search for more programs that may reduce the costs of solar power for your home or business by visiting the DSIRE “Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency” website.

Financing a Solar Energy System in Albuquerque

Financing programs are available for Albuquerque residents that can help you achieve your solar energy goals. While cash will provide you the greatest return on a solar energy investment, many do not have the necessary funds available. Traditional methods range from using the equity in your property to obtain a HELOC “Home Equity Line of Credit” to a second mortgage or even a credit card. In addition, many lending institutions offer reduced rate “green” loans for renewable energy and energy efficient home improvements. For example, Osceola Energy has partnered with green banks to create an affordable, zero down, solar financing program. Learn more by visiting osceolaenergy.com.