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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

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

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

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

Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

JULY 18, 2014 | 9:56 AM

BY LORNE MATALON, KXWT / KRTS

From Marfa Public Radio: 

This week we have examined the opportunity and challenge for solar power in Texas. There are no state mandates or incentives for solar.

And the head of the Public Utilities Commission says Congress should end solar’s 30 per cent federal tax credit. 

Listen to the Radio Story 

Despite that landscape solar […]

By |July 19th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

The Evolution of Residential Solar Leasing

The introduction of the solar lease financing model and third-party system ownership has rapidly and fundamentally transformed the residential solar market in the US. One could argue that the advent of high-voltage string inverters in the US market in 2001 was the last transformative event of this magnitude. The solar lease is a once-ina- decade […]

By |November 16th, 2013|News|Comments Off on The Evolution of Residential Solar Leasing

CCC and SolarCity to Provide Students with Sustainable & Renewable Energy

Campus Crest Communities and SolarCity to Provide Student Residents with Renewable Energy and a Focus on Sustainability

Under One Roof, Solar Projects Unite Young, Ambitious Minds and Clean, Renewable Energy

CHARLOTTE, NC and DENVER, CO (May 16, 2012) — Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCG), a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing […]

By |July 27th, 2013|News|Comments Off on CCC and SolarCity to Provide Students with Sustainable & Renewable Energy

Construction Begins On 50-Megawatt Solar Project Near Deming

By Vic Kolenc / El Paso Times 07/02/2013 – 10:23 PM EDT

Construction has started on New Mexico’s largest solar power plant, which will sell all its power to El Paso Electric, those involved in the project announced Monday.

The 50-megawatt Macho Springs Solar Project is being built near Deming, N.M., by First Solar, a Phoenix area solar panel manufacturer and […]

By |July 3rd, 2013|News|Comments Off on Construction Begins On 50-Megawatt Solar Project Near Deming

PNM to Add Renewables in Portfolio

Richard A. Kessler 

Wednesday, July 03 2013

PNM, the largest electric utility in New Mexico, has unveiled plans to boost solar PV 30% on its system next year and wind 50% in 2015 as part of its effort to curb reliance on coal.

The proposed renewable resource additions including building 23MW of solar PV and purchasing under long-term […]

By |July 3rd, 2013|News|Comments Off on PNM to Add Renewables in Portfolio