Consumer Group Applauds Overwhelming Support for Legislation that Requires Energy Accountability

HOUSTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt today released the following statement applauding Governor Martinez and the Legislature for approving House Bill 199 – legislation requiring transparency and accountability for solar installation contracts. The law will specifically disclose and spell out required contract obligations and information to rooftop solar owners and lessees by their solar installer.

“We applaud the overwhelming bipartisan support by the New Mexico House and Senate who approved a bill that would hold solar installers to the same level of accountability as other businesses across the state. It is also a win for families and businesses who own or lease or who are looking to own or lease solar equipment.”

“Holding organizations to a high standard should not be seen as a “business-killing” maneuver. Instead, we should be protecting families and households, ensuring they understand all aspects of their contracts – from taxes and credits to warranty options and possible variances – to help them maintain low costs. Through the creation of such a practical law, the New Mexican Legislature has come together in agreement for communities across the state.”