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Protect Your Home with Solar and Storage in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Sunrun Can Help You Get More Peace of Mind When Outages Strike


New Mexico residents affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1 


New Mexico solar price drop over the last five years.2


Average number of sunny days per year in Rio Rancho, NM.3

As you know, New Mexico basks in a tremendous amount of sunshine year-round.4 What’s more, the costs of rooftop solar panels and home battery systems have plummeted in New Mexico.2,5 It could be cost-effective if you team up with a Rio Rancho solar company like Sunrun to gain energy independence. A switch to solar can also give you protection during outages, more control over rising energy costs, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in Rio Rancho

Sunrun is the nation’s leading residential solar and battery storage company.6 We work so you can experience the benefits of solar panels and a home battery in Rio Rancho, simply and affordably. Find out which of our home solar plans, with or without battery storage in Rio Rancho, is the ideal match for your budget and energy needs.

The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that could help you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar power you create and send to the grid.7 Net metering in Rio Rancho could help increase your home energy savings.


Solar made better

Federal Tax Credit (ITC) schedule: 26% in 2022, 22% in 2023, and ends in 2024.


  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to switch to solar

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A Solar Lease or a Purchase Plan? It’s Your Decision

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Regardless of the plan you choose, with or without an energy back-up system, we want you to benefit from your Rio Rancho solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in New Mexico, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you whenever possible.


Monthly Lease

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Rio Rancho for as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of Rio Rancho solar energy for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in Rio Rancho, and you could build home value. You may qualify for excellent solar incentives, like federal**8 and state tax credits, property and sales tax exemptions, New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit (SBTC),9 and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs).10

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage system, to your solar installation in Rio Rancho. This can help you keep your devices and appliances running during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.

More than 917,000 New Mexico residents were affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1

High demand for electricity in summer and winter, as well as unpredictable weather, put New Mexico at a higher risk for blackouts each year.

Brightbox can help you back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.**

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the Rio Rancho back-up storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid’s restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.11

You can monitor your Rio Rancho solar power production and storage daily with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Our Brightbox monthly lease and prepaid plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This benefit sets it apart from other solar batteries in Rio Rancho.

Join New Mexico’s Clean Energy Revolution


State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2045.12


New Mexico’s cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.13

When you create and store your own clean energy in Rio Rancho, you can also reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on renewable electricity made in New Mexico. Curious about which Sunrun solution can work best for your home? Try out our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can help shape New Mexico’s energy future for generations to come.

Sunrun solar installer carrying a solar panel

Why Choose Sunrun in Rio Rancho?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to change the way they power their lives. To date, our customers’ solar arrays have generated billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy and kept millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to preventing billions of pounds of coal or millions of gallons of gasoline from burning.14

Don’t just take our word for it. See what people say about their Sunrun solar panel systems and home batteries.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. New Mexico solar price drop

3. Rio Rancho, NM annual sunny days

4. Sunniest states in the U.S.

5. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

6. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor

7. Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) net energy metering (NEM) program

8. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)​

9. New Mexico solar incentives, tax credits, and rebates

10. PNM Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program

11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet

12. 350 New Mexico / SB #489: Energy Transition Act

13. New Mexico Executive Order on Addressing Climate Change

14. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.

**One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours.