New Solar Ventures announced the completion of the first-phase for its Solar 1.0 Deming solar farm, the Power Transmission Study, which is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for power providers that intend to place their privately generated power on the grid.

New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission Portfolio Standards for Renewable Energy require that by 2011, public utilities in New Mexico must acquire or generate at least ten percent (10%) of their electricity from a renewable resource -- one that is self-regenerating, such as solar, wind, and/or hydro electric.