Regardless of whether you ask, your Nevada solar installer should be a resource for you during all stages of the buying cycle. Your installer should be able to help you from the research of your home’s solar viability to electrical codes in your area. When it comes to rooftop solar in the Silver State an installer is only as good as his or her knowledge.
5. Solar Companies Should Understand and Address Nevada Solar Power Laws
One of the main concerns that many Nevadans have is whether solar is going to stick around for the long haul. The changes that NV Energy got permission to make in 2015 hurt a lot of people.
However, this shouldn’t deter prospects from solar. The Public Utility Commission of Nevada (PUCN) wouldn’t have re-instituted the net metering rates again if they were uncertain about whether they’d keep them. In re-instituting and securing fair net metering practices, PUCN has saluted the solar industry in a way that indicates they are willing to work with Nevada solar installers over the long haul.
4. Your Installer Should Know Why You Don’t Need to Worry
Some Nevadans have legitimate concerns about whether the current solar changes made in 2017 are permanent. There is, however, a couple of factors that make the current law changes as promising as they are enduring for the future of Nevada’s rooftop solar market.
- The first factor is that AB 405 prohibits treating rooftop solar customers as a separate rate class. This means that your power company can’t charge you extra fees for being a solar customer.
- The second of these factors is AB 405 section 24. This section of the bill guarantees that consumers have the right to own and self-generate their own electricity. This bulwarks utility companies, NV Energy included, from controlling the technology for which you have already invested in.
- The third is that AB 405 has produced state renewable energy goals. These goals allow current customers to get 95 percent of the retail rate for their excess energy. In the spirit of compromise, this bill implements a 7 percent decrease for every 80 megawatts of rooftop solar added with a cap at 75 percent.
This means that you are guaranteed at least 75 percent of the retail rate for your excess solar power. If you don’t want to worry about this rate decrease you can invest in battery backup, allowing you to store power off the grid for later use. Go Solar Group offers a variety of solar backup options for their customers.
3. The Best Fit May Not be the Largest Nevada Solar Company
Going with larger solar companies can cost consumers more money than smaller players in the market – a trend that defies most consumers’ understanding of other industries.
Usually, it’s the other way around: bigger companies can spend more on process optimization and marketing, after all. However, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory study found that purchasing from large installers costs consumers as much as 10% more – a hefty difference considering the investment of solar.
As a solar company that has proven it has the ability, know-how, and licensing to do some of the toughest installs in Reno, Nevada, you can trust Go Solar Group. We will make a residential solar array for your Reno home as customized and tailored as possible, and for a lower price than most competitors carrying the same quality of product.
In essence, every Nevada solar company is going to tell you that they are the best out there, but Go Solar Group goes above and beyond to prove it.