Category: Nevada Solar Policy

Nevada Solar PUC Guide for Consumers

Nevada Solar Policy

Nevada has continued to grow as a major solar state for the past several years. This is partly due to Nevada’s very solar-friendly environment. The other big part is that Nevada has been enacting increasingly pro-solar policies for several years now. With the minor hiccup in Nevada’s net metering laws behind us, we can focus […]

Nevada’s 2021 Renewable Energy Legislation Update

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The 2021 season has brought with it a host of legislative actions and potential bills. Perhaps the most important bills for Nevada residents, homeowners and business owners focus on energy. Nevada has determined that greenhouse gases have caused the majority of Nevada’s climate change issues. The Nevada legislature, as a result, has moved legislation forward that […]

Nevada’s New Clean Car Standards and Solar

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Nevada has elected to accelerate initiatives to eliminate climate concerns and improve public health. The Clean Cars Nevada initiative is one way the state plans to reduce air pollutants.  This initiative will evaluate and adopt regulations that encourage dealerships to offer more zero and low-emission vehicle options by 2024. It will also provide other clean and efficient […]

Expanded Solar Access In Nevada: AB 465

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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 the governor’s approval on June 4, 2019. This bill, however, isn’t the first attempt at expanding the reach of solar. Other solar-related bills have come to […]

Nevada Energy’s Storage Programs

Nevada Solar Policy

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, which is why many people have opted to […]

Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Each state’s renewable portfolio standard plays a role in whether the state will accommodate solar and other renewable energy options. These standards encourage utilities to incentivize renewables. Nevada has a rocky history with solar. However, after Nevadans let the state know how they felt, changes came. Today Nevada is again one of the best places […]

Understanding NV Solar Power Laws

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What you can do with your Nevada solar panels depends on the laws and regulations of your state, utility company, and federal law. Furthermore, these regulations can either make or break the affordability of solar panels. Off-grid Solar Laws in Nevada Often when people think of residential solar, they assume it means they can free […]

Replacing Nevada’s Coal Mines with Residential Solar

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Many have been fighting against coal mines for years. Coal-burning releases toxic gases and drains local water resources. Finding a less damaging solution is vital to the future of our environment. Nevada Solar: Dead or Alive? Policy to help promote renewable energy in Nevada has been a bit of a rocky road the past couple […]

Nevada Solar Energy’s Important Ballot Measures in 2018

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November 6th of 2018 may prove to be a historical moment in the lives of Nevadans and solar power in the Silver State. Two important measures are being voted and what you decide will sway the outcome. Question 3: Deregulation of Nevada Electricity Currently, Nevada is a semi-regulated state. Over the years NV Energy has […]

Reno Solar: Its Backstory & How To Use It to Your Advantage

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Reno is a prime example of how past solar blunders can get turned into a victory. This city serves as a microcosm of how other cities and states can move forward. The History of Solar in Reno In January of 2016, the PUC challenged Nevada’s solar industry. The public utility commission approved a retroactive solar […]

Reno Solar Power: How It Stacks Up Against the Rest

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Although Nevada’s past legislation has shut down the solar industry, the future is looking brighter. Reno solar power is bigger and better than you might think. When it comes to going solar, a couple of things make Nevada a good place to have solar installed. These variables organize into two categories: state policy and incentives. […]

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