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Buying a solar energy system is a powerful and direct way to invest in your future, because you are buying the equipment to harvest free energy. In many cases, depending on the energy source being displaced, the break even (when the money spent equals the money saved from energy...Read More
The moon passed between sun and earth last Sunday, casting a perfectly aligned shadow across a band of New Mexico stretching diagonally from Farmington to Roswell. According to the NASA website, a 90% alignment of the annular eclipse would be viewable in Taos. One hundred...Read More
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) invited Larry Mapes to participate in a panel discussion during the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) World Renewable Energy Forum, held in Denver from May 13-17 of this year. The agenda–to...Read More
Taos News ran a feature article on Larry Mapes, founder and CEO of Valverde Energy, a solar company in Taos,New Mexico, serving the entire northern New Mexico region including: Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chimayo, Espanola and Taos! We are both excited and grateful for the thorough...Read More
Taos, New Mexico is an unusual area for solar energy because of the very high solar resource and Taos architecture is varied and often experimental. Larry Mapes, the founder of Valverde Energy, has worked in the solar heating and solar electric field for 30 years in the Taos...Read More
The solar heating design for this adobe church in Taos, New Mexico won Valverde Energy a national award for Simplicity of Design from the Radiant Panel Association (RPA). The RPA is an organization devoted to the improvement of radiant (floor heat) systems. Larry Mapes...Read More
The leading solar heating and solar energy company in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico
With three decades of solar energy experience, Valverde Energy is a national leader in setting standards and designs for the solar industry. Our solar energy systems endure the test of time providing excellent performance with low cost of ownership in the northern New Mexico region, including Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos Angel Fire and Chimayo, New Mexico.
Solar hot water systems use basic principles and components to capture incoming solar radiation and heat water for domestic and other uses. Over the years, a variety of system designs have been developed and tested to meet specific consumer needs and environmental conditions. Sometimes, particularly for a new solar customer, the vocabulary and options can seem a bit overwhelming.
The moon passed between sun and earth last Sunday, casting a perfectly aligned shadow across a band of New Mexico stretching diagonally from Farmington to Roswell. According to the NASA website, a 90% alignment of the annular eclipse would be viewable in Taos. One hundred percent sounded much better to us, so we made a day trip of it, heading to Cochiti Lake, which turned out to the perfect spot for viewing the Ring of Fire.