Voices for Community Solar in New Mexico

“Indigenous communities in New Mexico know first hand what it means to live in a literal toxic relationship with those responsible for the climate crisis.

Our communities deserve the opportunity to own, create and distribute our own solar energy.”

Joseph Hernandez
Diné Energy Organizer
NM Native Vote

Read: Harnessing Solar Power for Resilient Native Communities  

Pass SB84 for Solar for ALL in New Mexico

New Mexico communities are speaking out for community solar. Right now, most New Mexicans can’t power their home or business with solar energy because rooftop solar won’t work for them. It’s time to democratize New Mexico’s energy system and make sure all New Mexicans can benefit from solar energy. We need to pass the Community Solar Act. 

Call on your legislators to support #SB84 The Community Solar Act and bring community solar to New Mexico! 

Indigenous Solar Leaders

WATCH: Picuris Pueblo’s Community Solar Story

Picuris Pueblo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Today, on their ancestral land in the mountains of northern New Mexico, the people of Picuris are putting community solar to work lowering electricity bills for every family in the tribe, all while increasing community resilience and collectively combatting climate change. 

About the SOLution New Mexico Coalition

SOLution New Mexico aims to help increase access to solar energy to all New Mexicans and rebuild New Mexico’s economy and rural communities with clean, locally produced community solar. The coalition is made up of a diverse group representing local industry, agriculture, clean energy advocates, and leaders from Tribes and Pueblos who are calling on New Mexico legislators to pass community solar legislation that would use private investment to increase access to solar energy and boost New Mexico’s economy.

Contact: Mayane Barudin, Interior West Manager & Tribal Liason, Vote Solar at mayane@votesolar.org

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