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SOLARIZE SANTA FE!  2014

Solarize Santa Fe!  is a new public outreach, marketing and technical assistance campaign to let homeowners and businesses know about how incredibly cost-effective solar systems are and to answer any questions for those considering installing solar power on their property.  For more information, contact, Craig O'Hare, 992-3044, cohare@santafecountynm.gov

Click here (pdf) for a solar information flyer. 

 

Santa Fe Public Power Study:  In 2011, the City and County of Santa Fe commissioned a preliminary study to investigate the costs, benefits, and other issues associated with establishing a local government-owned electric utility. 

Santa Fe County's First Solar-Powered Fire Station!! Tesuque, July 2013 (pdf)

Home Energy Saving Tips! - Consumer Reports article - August 2013

Check out a "Kill-a-Watt" meter from your local library

  • Downtown Santa Fe branch
  • Southside branch
  • Eldorado Library

Solarize Santa Fe!   Click here for a list of solar companies doing business in Santa Fe County.  (pdf)

Office of Solar Power and Energy Efficiency:  Santa Fe County established the Office of Solar Power and Energy Efficiency in the Spring of 2011. The office promotes  energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies in County facilities and operations. The program also supports energy efficiency in the residential and commercial sectors to promote a green economy that stimulates job creation and economic development.  The Office is a direct outgrowth of clean energy policies and directives established in the Sustainable Growth Management Plan adopted by the County Commission in 2010 (see Chapters 3, 7 and 8).

Solar Power and Energy Efficiency Makes Sense For Everyone!

  • There are multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy (solar, wind, ground-coupled heat pumps, etc.)
  • Federal, electric utility and natural gas utility incentives are available
  • Adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency measures by businesses and homeowners decreases energy utility costs, while creating locally-sourced clean energy jobs
  • Money saved through energy efficiency stays in the local economy and contributes to overall job creation(not just clean energy-related)

Our public outreach, education and technical assistance services are available to all County residents and businesses, including those located within the city limits of Santa Fe, Edgewood, and Española.

The County's Energy Specialist is available to your neighborhood or homeowners' association, business or industry group and other community events and forums to present helpful information about energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Feel free to call Craig O'Hare at (505) 992-3044 or cohare@santafecountynm.gov if you are interested!

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