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New Mexico

New Mexico

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Advanced Energy Tax Credit (Personal)   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/19/2014
Program Overview:
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Electric, Energy Storage, Recycled Energy
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Maximum Incentive:$60 million
Eligible System Size:Solar and Geothermal: 1 Megawatt minimum
Recycled Energy: 15 Megawatt maximum
Carryover Provisions:10 years
Authority 1:
N.M. Stat. ยง 7-2-18.25

The development and construction costs of solar thermal electric, photovoltaic and geothermal plants and associated energy storage devices, and recycled energy projects are eligible for a 6% tax credit against gross receipts, compensating, or withholding taxes. Recycled energy is defined as "energy produced by a generation unit with a name-plate capacity of not more than fifteen megawatts that converts the otherwise lost energy from the exhaust stacks or pipes to electricity without combustion of additional fossil fuel". Any unused credit may be carried forward for up to ten years. The tax credit amount is capped at $60 million.

In order to claim the tax credit, developers must obtain a certificate of eligibility from the New Mexico Environment Department and submit the certificate to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

Click here for more information, or download these forms:

  Information Specialist
New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 827-0700
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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