Sustainability & Solar

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department can help businesses and residents balance economic vitality, environmental health, and social responsibility now and in the future. 


The How to Go Solar (PDF) provides residents, business owners, solar developers, and installers with a complete list of solar essentials. Here you can learn about solar technologies, rebates and incentives, and educational opportunities.

The City of Las Cruces has received recognition from the Department of Energy’s Solsmart program for its efforts in making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar!


Las Cruces Permitting Requirements

Las Cruces has standardized the residential solar permitting requirements to make the process clear and eliminate uncertainty in the solar permitting process. It simplified the structural and electrical review of residential PV systems.

Learn more about the city’s expedited solar permitting requirements

See the permit checklist for three-day turnaround

Review the general inspection checklist

Review the fee schedule

Access the online permitting process

How Solar Has Grown in Las Cruces

Watch this time-lapse video of how solar has grown in Las Cruces. As of June 2019, there were almost 1400 PV installations. Including the City government’s installations, there is more than 8 MW’s of clean solar energy generated by the government, businesses, and residents of Las Cruces.