Off the grid is more than possible in Taos. Plenty of people do it. Plenty of people in Taos are mixing traditional and alternative energy solutions together closer in to town as well. The results range from supremely simple to downright elegant. Whichever direction you may be headed, there’s expert advice and assistance available in Taos deep and wide enough to help you explore and achieve greater energy independence and economy with confidence. From solar panels and turbines to pumice crete, Taos has tried and succeeded with it all.
Directory of services and providers
Energy Efficiency Fund
A startup company that aims to provide energy efficiency upgrades paid for over time by the homeowner with their utility cost savings.
Kit Carson Electric Co-Op
Offers consumers option to purchase green energy blocks. Performs residential solar installation on members’ property; coordinate via grid-tied design that members install themselves.
Solar electric installation. Photovoltaic solar and wind integration.
Sage West Consultants
Sage West Consultants was formed to create the High-Performance Building Ordinance for the Town of Taos. Lead by an energy specialist with nearly 40 years experience who is also certified with U.S. The Climate Project.
Manufacturer of high-quality solar thermal systems that supply domestic hot water and heating for commercial, corporate and residential applications.
Builds sustainable heating solutions for radiant heating, solar pool heating and net-metering systems. Offers preassembled heating sun-assembly energy kits.
Information from "Environmental Organizations & Initiatives Directory for Taos County," 2010, compiled by Blackstone Ranch Institute. Subject to change.
Above: Solar panels at University of New Mexico, Taos.