Green tech jobs on the upswing in New Mexico
New Mexico joins 8 other states in MONEY magazine that shows green tech as the “hottest up-and-coming job” in the state. In New Mexico, solar panel installation employment has been projected to increase 25% between 2017 and 2019 with a mean salary of $42,920. MONEY’s study identified the fastest-growing occupation in each state, and for New Mexico, solar panel installer wins the number one job.
This just adds to the argument that renewable energy is New Mexico’s future economic gold mine. Add smart policy that encourages the adoption of renewable energy through tax incentives, utility decoupling policy, and PACE (a program that makes solar accessible to everyone by attaching installation costs to a property’s taxes) means New Mexico can look forward to a growing economy and rank first in the nation for something good! New Mexico has long been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to install solar, so by removing roadblock to progress, New Mexico can rank first in the nation for green tech job creation.