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Affordable Solar is a 2019 Albuquerque Business First “Best Place to Work” Finalist

Affordable Solar was selected to be an Albuquerque Business First "Best Place to Work" finalist for 2019. We're honored to awarded this title and it just goes to show how dedicated we are to our employees. It takes hard work to make people happy and the results of this survey show we work hard at keeping our employees happy. Our employees play a crucial role in us being the premiere Albuquerque-area solar installation company, serving all kinds of customers from public utilities to consumers. Click here to read more about the award finalists on the Albuquerque Business First website.

Want to learn more about our company? Visit our about us page to learn about where we came from and what makes us special. Ready to start a career with us? Check our careers page to see any current openings we have. Looking for solar installer services for your Albuquerque-area home or business? Fill out our quick start form on the right of this page or give us a call today at (505) 944-4220.

Impact of Tariffs on Solar

Overall solar employment has dropped off in New Mexico has been affected by global tariffs. Our CEO, Ryan Centerwall, spoke with the Albuquerque Journal about the impact of tariffs on Affordable Solar. Read more here.

Affordable Solar, NM’s largest solar company, plans to hire dozens of workers

Affordable Solar's COO, Teresa Johansen, recently spoke with Albuquerque Business First about our company's hiring plans over the next year. Read more here.

Ryan Centerwall Joins WESST Board

Our CEO, Ryan Centerwall, joined the board of an organization Affordable Solar has been a longtime supporter of. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2019/01/24/well-known-local-leaders-join-wesst-board-for-2019.html

Solar Installation Among Fastest Growing Jobs in NM

Our CEO Ryan talked to Albuquerque Business First about the growth of solar installation as a career opportunity in New Mexico, and what he thinks the next 10 years look like for the industry. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2018/11/20/these-are-the-fastest-growing-jobs-in-new-mexico.html

Kevin Bassalleck Added to National List of Influential Young Executives

Our president, Kevin Bassalleck, was selected with one other New Mexican for the Business Journal's Influencers: Rising Starts list. 100 people across the country are spotlighted for having an impressive impact on their companies and communities early in their careers. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2018/10/20/charles-ashley-kevin-bassalleck-rising-stars.html

Best Places to Work Award: 2018

We're proud to announce that we were awarded the Best Places to Work Award in 2018! Our employees are our most important asset and we're honored to have a spot on this list again. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/subscriber-only/2018/08/24/new-mexicos-best-places-to-work-large.html

Kevin Bassalleck Included in “40 Under 40”

Affordable Solar's president, Kevin Bassalleck, was included in this year's 40 Under 40 awards by Albuquerque Business First. Kevin talks about his hobbies, successes and failures in this spotlight: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2018/03/28/this-40-under-forty-president-is-an-avid-surfer.html

Growing New Mexico with Renewable Energy

The recent Energy Outlook forum included our CEO, Ryan Centerwall, as a panelist. During the panel he spoke about the opportunities to grow New Mexico's economy with renewable energy and renewable energy jobs. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/11/09/3-takeaways-from-our-energy-outlook.html

Energy Jobs in New Mexico

Ryan Centerwall, CEO, was a panelist at yesterday's Energy Outlook Forum. He discussed what the future of energy jobs looks like in New Mexico with Ron Darnell, PNM's Senior Vice President, Clair Chase, Mack Energy Corp's Director of Government Affairs and Luis Reyes, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative's CEO. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/10/24/what-does-the-future-hold-for-nm-energy-jobs-join.html

New Mexico Struggling to Fill Jobs

Kevin Bassalleck, President of Affordable Solar, recently spoke with Albuquerque Business First about the challenges our company is having filling a large number of open job positions. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/05/30/new-mexico-struggling-to-fill-jobs-according-to.html