PV Leasing Program

June 20, 2001


In early 1998, Southwestern Public Service Company started a solar leasing program. PV systems are leased for an undetermined period to customers for use in livestock water pumping and stand-alone power supplies. All of the utility’s customers are eligible and there is no requirement for a minimum distance from the grid. Each project is custom-fitted to the customer’s needs, with the utility handling all equipment maintenance. The leasing program is promoted through word-of-mouth.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Leasing Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Southwestern Public Service Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics


Name: Kent Johnson
Organization: Southwestern Public Service Company
Address: P.O.Box 1937
Roswell NM 88202
Phone: (806) 378-2166
Email: kent.johnson@xcelenergy.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.