Renewable Energy

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A whole new energy.

New Mexico certainly has more than its share of solar and wind power. But when it comes to supporting energy firms, the biggest forces in this state are government and brain power. And Mesa del Sol puts you in the perfect position to get all of it working for you. That’s part of why companies like Nova Corporation, CFV Solar Test Laboratory and MSF-FSR Managed Engineering Services already call Mesa del Sol home. It’s also why Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) selected Mesa del Sol as the site for an ambitious smart-grid demonstration project.

New Mexico’s state government has a long-established record of generous industry incentives and supportive political leadership. And Albuquerque’s regional research community — which includes Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory — has made it a national leader in renewable energy research and development. When you locate in Mesa del Sol, Sandia becomes your next-door neighbor, with Los Alamos just a two-hour drive away. And NEDO’s unique partnership with Sandia and Mesa del Sol will create a real-world laboratory for emerging renewable technologies.

On the facilities side of the equation, Mesa del Sol can create a place for your company that provides the finest infrastructure for power and telecommunications, low operating costs, build-to-suit technical workspace and ample acreage for future expansion. Just ask Schott Solar, which got its manufacturing plant up and running in Mesa del Sol in just 14 months.

All this in a city with one of the largest concentrations of Ph.D-level scientists in the nation. Like we said, smart power.

Maybe we should call it Mesa del Solar.

Most of the commercial facilities that have been built in Mesa del Sol are LEED®-certified. In fact two of them achieved LEED Gold certification. Mesa del Sol is the first planned community in New Mexico where all homes will be built and performance-tested both to the Energy Star® 3.0 and to the Build Green NM Silver standards. And solar power will be an option on many of the homes here.

We’re also taking a role in the future of energy efficiency and renewable technology. Mesa Del Sol just became home to the first solar storage facility in the United States. The facility is connected to PNM’s power grid and has the capacity to power up to 200 homes at any given time.

You may also have noticed that the community has been attracting the attention of the entire solar power industry. One of the largest solar companies in the world, SCHOTT Solar, is located here. It only makes sense. This is, after all, Mesa del Sol.

What is LEED®?

LEED SilverThe U.S. Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (or LEED) system to encourage sustainable building.

A building that is LEED-certified has been designed and performance-tested to adhere to a high standard of energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality and materials re-use and recycling.

Depending on how well a building performs, it may receive one of four certification levels: Certified; Silver; Gold; or the highest award, Platinum.