"Going Solar" Information Flyer (pdf)

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

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Solarize Santa Fe! is a 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 Claudia Borchert at 992-3044 or cborchert@santafecountynm.gov

Going Solar is Cost Effective and Easy! - Handout (pdf)

Solar companies doing business in Santa Fe County (pdf)

Sustainability Office:  Santa Fe County established the Sustainability Office in the Fall of 2016. 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 Sustainability 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 Claudia Borchert at (505) 992-3044 or cborchert@santafecountynm.gov if you are interested!