As a renter myself, community solar would not only benefit me but also my family and community. All communities deserve to have access to the lower electric costs of solar.
When we first organized the state-wide Climate Strike two years ago, community solar was one of the first policy tools that we asked for to address the climate crisis.
Community solar provides a way for all New Mexicans to have access to clean energy, and the related health and economic benefits that come from cleaner air, well-paying jobs, and energy savings.
We strongly support community solar because it provides access to all who want to subscribe to solar energy regardless of income, property quality or ownership.
Solar farms in SB 84 means solar farms all over the state of New Mexico. That’s providing great paying jobs and economic growth in rural New Mexico, like Clayton, where I’m from.
The energy transition is a once-in-human-history event, and all New Mexicans need full access to participating in the benefits of that transition. The sun shines on us all equally.
WEBINAR: Community Solar Opportunity for Tribal Nations
Governor John Antonio Sr., Pueblo of Laguna shares his support for community solar legislation and speaks to the importance of mindful placement of renewable energy projects that serve energy needs, reduce costs, protect the environment, and maintain the integrity of traditional Pueblo and Tribal communities.
Bernadette Cuthair, Director of Planning and Development, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is known as a champion for renewable energy for Native communities, and helped to bring a community solar project to her Tribe in the high desert of Colorado. She shares a Tribal elder's reflections on the power of solar technology.