Category: NEVADA

Nevada Portfolio Energy Credits (PECs)

NV Energy and Solar Panels

Nevada has a history of proving its worth in the solar industry. As a result, lawmakers realize that Nevadans care about renewable energy, specifically residential solar. Legislators have steps in place to help incentivize renewable energy, so utilities like NV Energy are more likely to support them, and homeowners can’t afford to miss out on the […]

Nevada Competitor Comparison: Blue Pacific Solar

Competitor Comparison

Determining which solar company to go with for your Reno home is no light task. Many considerations go into an in-depth company comparison. A few of these considerations include ratings, solar products and services. While it would be easy to say we are the best and leave it at that, we want you to make […]

Expanded Solar Access In Nevada: AB 465

Nevada Solar Power

Nevada passed legislation to expand solar access. This bill, however, doesn’t mean everyone in Reno can get solar.   Nevada legislatures presented the AB 465 on Mar. 25, 2019, and got approval by the governor for the bill on June 4, 2019.  This bill, however, isn’t the first attempt at expanding the reach of solar. Other solar-related […]

Nevada Energy’s Storage Programs

NV Solar Facts

Ever wonder what the big deal behind solar storage is? Nevada is a booming state for solar. The problem is that solar arrays can’t store the power it generates. The ideal solution would be to install battery backup, like the Tesla Powerwall. However, these storage options are expensive. This is why many people have opted […]

Combating Reno’s High Living Costs With Solar

NV Solar Facts

A couple of dollars here and there for eggs, milk, and hygiene essentials seem minuscule, but it adds up. Add rent, transportation and utilities and monthly expenses can easily get higher than the paychecks coming in. Living from paycheck to paycheck is often blamed on living outside one’s means, but there could be other outside […]

Simplifying the Solar Generations Program

Nevada Energy Rebates

NV Energy customers have a unique opportunity to increase their solar savings. However, their incentive requirement PDF is a daunting 48-page leviathan of valuable, but dense information. To help you out, we took a deep dive into NV Energy’s program handbook for their Renewable Generations program and created this simplified guide. NOTE: This program has […]

Understanding Laws in Reno Area

Nevada Solar Power

What you can do with your Nevada solar panels is dependent on laws and regulations within your state. Solar regulations can either make or break your solar plans. Going Off-grid in Nevada Often when people think of solar they assume this means they can be completely free of the grid. Although solar does free customers […]

Reno Solar Capacity Factors

Nevada Solar Energy

When it comes to solar capacity in Reno, Nevada, there are several factors that play into it. These include net metering rates, current solar capacity, solar carve out, and utility assets. Reno Nevada Net Metering Rate Tier Reduction In Nevada, the main utility, NV Energy, has a rate set to reduce after every 80 megawatts […]

The Nevada Solar Incentive That Most Overlook

Nevada Energy Rebates

Incentives are a large reason why solar is an affordable option in Nevada. Most of these, however, are dependent on the solar policy of the state and local utility company. If you don’t have good policy in place, incentives won’t make a difference. Before you can look at solar savings you need to know if […]

Taking a Look at Reno NV Photovoltaic Usage Monitoring

Reno NV Residential Solar

Solar is exciting, especially when you are able to look at the difference in your power bill. Before we can take a look at monitoring, however, we need to understand how metering works in Reno Nevada and other surrounding areas like Carson City. Solar Panel Metering Expectations in Reno Photovoltaic systems are a great way […]

Nevada’s Salt Solar Project vs. Solar Panels

NV Solar Facts

In the past decade, there have been many new renewable energy innovations. These new ideas have given rise to the emergence of concentrated solar power (CSP). Nevada’s Crescent Dune Solar Energy Project Contrary to popular belief concentrated solar power doesn’t use solar panels. The Crescent Dune CSP generates and stores heat with salt, steam, mirrors […]

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