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Panel Efficiency Doesn’t Really Matter

Some solar companies sell high priced solar panels that will cost home owner’s an extra $1 per watt because of their “Efficiency”.

If you buy a 6 kW solar system that could add up to an extra $6000 in cost! Is the higher efficiency panel worth it? Not from what the data shows. In fact, the […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Panel Efficiency Doesn’t Really Matter

El Paso Electric’s 1st Quarter Earnings Report

El Paso Electric lost $5.8 million in the first quarter of this year — the company’s first quarterly loss in more than a decade, company officials said Wednesday.

The loss was mostly due to delays in getting the company’s proposed rate increases in Texas and New Mexico through the regulatory process — a process that is ongoing, company officials said.

The […]

By |May 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on El Paso Electric’s 1st Quarter Earnings Report

El Paso Home & Garden Show

Join Us!
Come join Larry, owner of Solar Smart Living, at the El Paso Home and Garden Show and discover what solar can do for you!
Where?
El Paso Convention Center
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
When?
Friday, March 11
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 12
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 13
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’ll be there, will […]

By |March 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on El Paso Home & Garden Show

Las Cruces Home & Garden Show

Join Us!
Come join Larry, owner of Solar Smart Living, at the LCHBA Home and Garden Show and discover what solar can do for you!
Where?
Las Cruces Convention Center
680 East University Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001
When?
Saturday, March 5
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 6
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We’ll be there, will you?

By |March 3rd, 2016|Events|Comments Off on Las Cruces Home & Garden Show

Officials: Solar users won’t be separate class

LAS CRUCES — Efforts by El Paso Electric Co. to create a separate rate class for solar residential customers in New Mexico have been halted.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, on a 3-2 vote at its weekly meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, approved an order to deny El Paso Electric from including solar residential customers as a separate class […]

By |October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Officials: Solar users won’t be separate class

Eco-El Paso is Intervening in the El Paso Electric Rate Case

Solar Smart Living is a member of Eco-El Paso and is requesting your support by joining this organization. It is free to join and you will be working to stop electricity cost from rising for El Paso Electric customers. This work will also benefit New Mexico El Paso Electric customer’s as well, so if you […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eco-El Paso is Intervening in the El Paso Electric Rate Case

Solar Rate Hike Plan Sparks Debate

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 8:31 am | Updated: 10:03 am, Tue Oct 20, 2015.

By Robert Gray El Paso Inc. staff writer | 0 comments

Tom Laign, an Eastside resident, recently signed a contract with a local company to put solar panels on the roof of his house, a $20,000 commitment.

Like other El Pasoans who have invested […]

By |October 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Solar Rate Hike Plan Sparks Debate

EP Electric Plan for Solar Rate Class Takes Hit

Customer classes
Shockley said different customer classes are needed to represent the different costs to serve those classes. The ideal customer, he said, would be a big manufacturing plant that is churning day and night. El Paso Electric can predict with certainty how much power they will need, and how much it will cost to deliver […]

By |October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EP Electric Plan for Solar Rate Class Takes Hit

Why Utilities Attack Solar, Please Watch.

By |October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Utilities Attack Solar, Please Watch.

Please Join Eco-El Paso to Help Fight the Rate Increase

Help us defend all of the electricity customer’s from El Paso Electric’s unfair rate increase in New Mexico and Texas.

Please join Eco-El Paso. It’s Free!

http://www.ecoelpaso.org/sign-up/

 

By |October 15th, 2015|Events, News|Comments Off on Please Join Eco-El Paso to Help Fight the Rate Increase