solar energy

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KUNM Call In Show 4/23 8a:  

The sun shines most days of the year in New Mexico. How can we harness that power for our energy needs? What does it take to set up a solar power system for a home or business? What are the costs and benefits? How much money could be saved over time?

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online or call in live during the show. 

Panelists:

Sierra Club and 350 New Mexico

A group of environmentalists unveiled a plan today that would call for the state’s largest electric utility to increase their renewable energy portfolio.  This alternative to PNM’s plan would also drastically reduce water usage in a time of severe drought.

Schott to close 'flagship' solar plant

Jun 29, 2012

Schott Solar will be closing its 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Albuquerque.

The company once billed the plant as its flagship facility in North America. It produces photovoltaic panels and thermal receivers for large-scale solar power plants.

More than 200 people work there. They were told Thursday about the closure.

Schott spokesman Matthew Kraft declined to immediately provide details about why the company was ending operations in Albuquerque.