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7 Solar Research & Installation Steps for New Mexico Homeowners

Why Go Solar in New Mexico?

Follow the pathways below to see your custom solar savings estimate for your Albuquerque-Santa Fe area home. See why we're one of the most trusted residential solar installers in the Western United States.

7 Steps to Going Solar Smartly

Don't fall prey to New Mexico solar companies trying to sell you poor quality products or more panels than you need to maximize savings benefits. Follow the steps below to make sure you cover all the needed bases.

1 Speak with a Knowledgeable Qualifier

The first step to a solar array that meets your unique needs is speaking with a knowledgeable appointment setter who helps you see whether solar makes sense for you economically and whether you qualify for certain solar incentives. When you speak with our appointment setters, they will gather the information needed to create a free customized solar quote for your Albuquerque-Santa Fe area home. Some of the information they'll gather is your monthly electric bill estimate and utility provider information.

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2 Meet With a Consultant to Review Your Custom Solar Proposal

Once your free customized and no-obligation appointment is set, we will send a solar consultant to your home or meet with you via a web conference appointment. The consultant will review the details of your proposal, including solar savings estimates from the proposed installation, the number of panels needed, and more. They'll also answer any questions you may have. This is an educational meeting, not a pushy sales pitch.

3 Learn the Product Options

Once you know solar makes sense for your New Mexico home, you can assess the products made available to you. Go Solar Group uses 310-watt monocrystalline German-engineered solar panels and state of the art inverters; we also provide 3 tiers of battery backup, nest thermostats, and more. See our 2020 product suite.

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4 Choose an Installation Type for Your New Mexico Home

Once you have decided whether Go Solar Group is right for you, we can discuss the installation options available for you. Unlike most New Mexico solar installers, Go Solar Group is well-versed in all solar installation types and making each work given the structure of your home. From Ground mount installations to flat roofs, we'll make sure the installation meets both your aesthetic and energy production needs.

5 Make Sure Your Solar Company Completes the Paperwork For You

After you have decided how you'll finance your solar array (in-cash or with our available zero down loan options and other payment programs), we can complete the otherwise time-consuming and confusing solar installation paperwork for you. This documentation helps facilitate the inspection, net metering installation, and permitting processes for your array. It also includes the necessary documentation to obtain your federal tax credit incentive. 

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6 Sign Up to Install Before Incentives Decline

Make sure you sign up sooner than later for your New Mexico solar installation, or you could miss out on thousands in savings from the 2020 federal tax credit rate, your utility company's existing net metering rates for credits you'll get when exporting unused solar energy back onto the grid, and the time value of money (TVM) savings, which maximize your return on your solar investment.

7 Watch the Solar Savings Roll In

After your solar installation, net metering, and inspection procedures and documentation are approved and the installation is completed, you are ready to turn on your system and begin what is for most a 40-year process of saving dozens of thousands of dollars on power bills. With the flip of a switch, you'll finally be able to experience an investment that works for you, not against you. Still not convinced? Learn more about the amazing ROI of solar panels for homeowners.

Find out how much you can save by going solar in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area with our custom solar calculator. All it takes is 60 seconds.

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.

Who Is Go Solar Group?

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Go Solar Group is a family-owned solar company founded in Utah after the two owners completed a service trip to Africa, which inspired their charitable solar work abroad.

We have wielded and marveled over its ability to provide economic empowerment to people of all creeds, backgrounds, and stripes, via improved global health, educational opportunity, savings, and individual ownership of energy production. After experiencing the benefits of installing solar products for orphanages in off-grid communities, Go Solar Group founders decided to pursue affordable solar in America, so they could provide help to the African communities it serves. 

Specialists at Go Solar Group set the appointment, design the solar array, submit financing, complete and submit permitting, and assist with the solar array installation and tax incentive documentation for you and your New Mexico home.

Go Solar Group's Product Suite & Services

Go Solar Group has several levels of battery backup and multiple solar installation options. To learn more, check out our wide variety of solar products!

A Solar Incentive that Keeps on Giving: Referrals

New Mexico residents interested in adding solar to their home have access to many incentives. However, most don't think about company referral programs when they think about saving money on their arrays. 

Go Solar Group knows it's natural to want to share quality experiences and products with friends and family. We appreciate it when others spread the word about what we have to offer and want to reward them for it. 

With our Referral Programs, you gain $500 for each referral you give us that decides to go solar, with no limit to the number of referrals from which you can earn. 

Go Solar Group Success Stories & Testimonials

“We’re just really pleased with the result of working with Go Solar.”

“The city inspector told me he never has an issue with Go Solar Group installations.”

“It’s just nice to know we have some money invested in a place that’s doing the world and me some good.”

Wayne Sumner

“I feel they are a company I can lean on and depend on.”

“They are committed to the long-term benefit of the customer.”

“They were always there for me beyond the initial sale of the system.”

Steven Cummings

“I Want the Truth and I Felt Like We Were Getting that With Go Solar.”

“They Coordinated and Scheduled Everything for Us.”

“It Wasn’t a Sales Pitch. It Was Giving Us All the Facts We Needed.”

Andrew Morgenegg

“If you’re looking to put solar on your home, I would recommend them because of the way they treated us.”

“The best part was working with the people.”

“They showed us (in contrast to competitors) what I figured would be a much better situation.”

Dave Eckersley

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