REPORT: Community Solar Can Power Thousands of Jobs & Millions For New Mexico's EconomyCommunity solar can power a thriving economy and bring more high-quality jobs to New Mexico. Read the University of New Mexico Study.
A new study conducted by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business & Economic Research found that the construction and operation of new community solar facilities could generate an estimated:
High-quality jobs over the next 5 years
MILLION in economic benefits
MILLION in tax revenues annually
“Community solar offers a winning strategy for our state: it supports our communities in job growth and tax revenues, our tribal entities in creating economic opportunities, and our individuals and businesses in access to affordable solar energy.
These benefits, confirmed by this study, should encourage our politicians to finally say yes to community solar legislation.“
– Beth Beloff, Executive Director, Coalition of Sustainable Communities New Mexico
University of New Mexico Bureau of Business & Economic Research conducted this study in December 2020 on behalf of Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), a member of SOL-ution New Mexico, our local coalition looking to bring community solar to New Mexico.
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