In The Press
Affordable Solar was rewarded the first phase of the new Facebook data center's renewable project. In order to execute this contract, we are hiring at least 54 permanent positions and another 120 temporary workers. Find out more about the jobs we have available here: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/05/12/affordable-solar-is-on-a-hiring-spree-for-the.html
Kevin Bassalleck spoke with Albuquerque Business First about our plans to break ground on the first of three solar farms to be installed for the new Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas, NM. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/03/29/when-affordable-solar-plans-to-break-ground-on.html
Affordable Solar was awarded the contract to build three solar farms for the new Facebook Data Center scheduled to be constructed in Los Lunas, NM. We held a press conference with Governor Martinez to talk more about the project and what it means for New Mexico's economy. https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2017/02/03/deal-of-the-week-abq-firm-basks-in-the-sunlight.html
Affordable Solar has partnered with Array Technologies to bring clean solar energy to thousands of New Mexicans in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas.
The Santa Fe Solar Energy Center and Santolina Solar Energy Center, roughly 12 MW each, haven recently been completed near Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The projects’ 78,000+ solar modules mounted on ATI’s single-axis trackers will provide reliable power to the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM).
Amid growing competition among solar installation companies, potential customers can learn about the benefits of solar energy, empowering homeowners with a completely newfound ability to dump their electric utility in favor of moderate monthly solar bills that can often save money from the start while racking-up thousands of dollars in accumulated savings over the years.
Given the lengthy, 25-year commitments and warranties generally connected with either leasing or buying a solar system, consumers need to make sure from the start that the contract they sign is the right one for them.
“These agreements are based on many assumptions, and to get a return on investment, those assumptions have to hold true for 25 years, not just the first few years,” said Affordable’s general manager, Trishelle Kirk. “That means looking at a few key components of systems before committing, as well as the company doing the installation, to make sure it will produce the electricity offered.”
All that growth is shining brightly on New Mexico, as well. Homegrown solar companies are reaping huge benefits in the local, national and international markets, with some companies reporting downright spectacular growth.
As of December, Affordable Solar Group – an Albuquerque-based company that sells and installs solar systems internationally – was projecting $48 million in revenue for 2014. That’s up from $31 million in revenue in 2013 and just $8.46 million in 2007.
That firm has made the Flying 40 list of fast-growing companies three years in a row.
“Most of our growth is outside of New Mexico,” said Affordable Solar President Ryan Centerwall. “We’ve opened new locations in the Caribbean, and in California and Las Vegas (Nev.). But the New Mexico market is also still doing very well.”
At Affordable Solar we have free yoga on Tuesdays and snack time once a week! Find out what else helped our employees rate us as one of the Best Places to Work! https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/11/09/best-places-to-work-finalists-this-solar-company.html