Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy & Forest Products

The Middle Rio Grande region offers strong opportunities for renewable energy production.

With access to 2 national forests, approximately 290 days of sunshine per year and average wind speeds in the 18-20 mile/hour range, the region is very well suited for the green energy revolution. Utilize our renewable energy menu to take a closer look.

Existing Businesses/Programs in the Region

K&B Timberworks – Reserve, NM: (575) 533-6094
Alamo Natural Resources Program: (575) 854-2635 X1326
Solaro Energy, Inc.: (575) 838-3813

Workforce Relevant Information

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Incentives and Other Resources Available


Wood Innovations Grant Program

Buck Sanchez

Collaboration Forest Restoration Program

Walter Dunn

New Mexico Solar Energy Association

    (see section on RE incentives and tax credits)

New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division

New Mexico Renewable Energy Industry Association

USDA – Rural Development

US Department of Energy- NM Guide to Solar Financing

New Mexico Environmental Department

New Mexico Energy Roadmap Project