Learn All About Solar in New Mexico
Follow the pathways below to go on a solar learning quest and become an expert on solar power in New Mexico
7 Steps to Going Solar
Make Your New Mexico Solar Experience a Breeze With Go Solar Group
1 Talk To a Knowledgeable New Mexico Solar Appointment Setter
The first step before you can get an accurate price is setting an appointment. With Go Solar Group you will talk to a knowledgeable appointment setter. They will get the information needed to size your system and set up an in-person appointment for your New Mexico home.
2 Meet In Person to Discuss the Specific Needs of Your Home
Once your non-obligation appointment is set we will send a solar consultant to your home. They will go over the details of your proposal and answer any questions you have about it. This is an educational session and is not meant to be a pushy sales pitch.
3 Learn About the Quality Product Options
We pride ourselves in using quality, 310-watt monocrystalline German-engineered solar panels, and state of the art inverters. If you would like to use different equipment, however, we can work with you. Go Solar Group will design your solar array for your home specifications.
4 Find Financing That Works For You and Your New Mexico Home
Once you have decided if Go Solar Group is right for you we will help you check to see if you can qualify for a zero downpayment solar loan. Because leased solar arrays are less economical for the customer, Go Solar Group only does loan and cash financing.
5 Stress-Free Solar Panels Documentation Completed For You
After you have decided how your system is going to get financed, we can start your paperwork. Go Solar Group does all the paperwork for you.
This paperwork includes all the necessary documentation to obtain your federal tax credits. We make sure that all you need to worry about is signing on the line.
6 Trusted New Mexico Install Crew
Once your paperwork gets approved, we will set an appointment for your install. Go Solar Group works with trusted New Mexico solar installers to make sure your array is installed properly.
7 Watch The Solar Savings Roll In
After installation, net metering, and inspection, you are ready to turn on your system. With a flip of a switch, you can now experience thousands of dollars in savings.
Calculate Your New Mexico Solar Savings Now
Find out how much you can save by going solar in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho area with our custom solar calculator.
Who Is Go Solar Group?
Go Solar Group is a family-owned, solar company founded by its owners after a service mission in Africa. We have wielded and marveled over its power and influence to provide economic empowerment to people of all creeds, backgrounds, and stripes, via improved global health, educational opportunity, more savings, and the ownership of the energy production it gives individuals.
After experiencing the benefits of installing solar products for orphanages in off-grid communities and providing an additional 3 million hours of study time for Ugandan schoolchildren since its creation, Go Solar Group founders decided to pursue affordable solar in America to provide more clean energy in Africa.
Since then, the business goal for Go Solar Group has been simple; bring affordable, quality solar products to the residents we serve, and support building a cleaner, healthier Earth. This includes the New Mexico area.
Specialists at Go Solar Group set the customer appointment, design the solar array, submit the financing, complete and submit permitting, assist with installing the solar array, and even complete tax incentive documentation for you and your New Mexico home.
New Mexico Solar Panels Q & A
If you have questions regarding New Mexico solar, we have answers.
Do I Need To Own My Home?
Owning your home is very important to the process of installing a solar array. If you don’t own your home the owner needs to permit the installation. The array will be going on their property and so they need to be on board.
What Does Credit Have to Do With Qualifying For Solar?
For many, the price of solar is not something they can pay for in one lump sum. Solar companies are aware of this. As a result, they have created relationships with financing companies they trust.
If you have a credit score that is in the 700's or higher you should qualify for any solar loan. If, however, you have a credit score that is in the high 600s it is worth looking into. If you aren’t sure if your credit will qualify you can call and find out.
Why Is Taxable Income Important for Residential Solar?
Because of the federal solar tax credit, you can get up to 30 percent of your system covered. This is equivalent to thousands of dollars. People that don’t owe taxes, unfortunately, can’t qualify for this incentive. Because it is such a big chunk of the cost we don’t recommend getting solar unless you can qualify for this tax credit.
Do I Have Enough Usage to Qualify For a Home Solar System?
For both you and the solar company to benefit you need to use a certain amount of electricity in a year. Solar companies would cease to exist if they couldn’t afford to pay their expenditures. Go Solar Group’s minimum usage for a solar array is 6,000 kWh over a year or an average of 500 kWh per month.
How Can I Maximize My Solar Savings?
If all you did was install solar on your New Mexico home, you would save money. However, you can optimize your solar savings by completing high-energy activities when the sun is out.
Some of these activities include running the dishwasher and laundry machines. If you have a delay timer on your appliances you can set them to turn on in the middle of the day. If you don't have a delay timer you can turn on these appliances during your lunch break.
Water fountains and pool/hot tub pumps also require quite a bit of energy. If you want to lower your water pump energy consumption consider investing in a couple of items.
A pool timer, a correctly sized pump, and an energy-efficient motor will save you hundreds in electricity bills. You need to circulate your water, but when and how you do it can change how much you are paying.
Why Battery Backup is Worth Considering in New Mexico?
New Mexico's net metering policy is easy to work with, but they don't have safe harbor rules for customer-generators. This means utility companies like El Paso Electric, Xcel Energy and PNM can impose extra charges on grid-tied solar customers.
One way to avoid or minimize this issue is through battery backup. Go Solar Group specializes in battery backup, and provides 3 levels of battery backup so we can meet the varying needs of our customers. One of these battery backup options is the Tesla Powerwall home battery.