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Program Status: Closed

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About The Program

Solar power is the result of converting sunlight into electricity. It's clean, sustainable, and getting more efficient all the time. NV Energy offers incentives to customers for installing approved photovoltaic systems.

 

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Program Status

Legislation & Regulation

Available Incentives

Approved Equipment List

How To Apply

Solar Calculators

Program Handbook

More Helpful Links

Benefits of Solar  
   

 


 

Program Status: Closed

The Solar PV incentive program is closed and NV Energy is not accepting applications at this time. Complete the online form on the contact us page to be notified of upcoming application periods and available incentives. 
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Available Incentives

The Solar PV incentive program is closed and NV Energy is not accepting applications at this time. Available incentives will be posted to this website when the program reopens for applications.

How to Apply

The Solar PV incentive program is closed and NV Energy is not accepting applications at this time.

Program Handbook

The SolarGenerations incentive program is very popular and highly scrutinized by the Public Utilities Commission. Program rules make the program work smoothly and successfully. While the program is currently closed, you may review the Program Handbooks for knowledge of previous rules and if you currently have reservation notices from the 2013 application periods. 2014 program handbooks will be posted to the website prior to the program reopening for applications.

Spring 2013 Solar Electric Program Handbook

Fall 2013 Solar Electric Program Handbook

Benefits of Solar 

Solar power is the result of converting sunlight into electricity. Solar power is created when light hits a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel which converts the light into electrons of direct current (DC) electricity. The electrons flow out of the solar panel and into an inverter which converts the DC power (commonly used in batteries and automobiles) into alternating current or (AC) power, typically used by household appliances, computers and lights as well as commercial equipment.

Solar energy is a locally available renewable resource. It does not need to be imported from other regions of the country or from across the world, which reduces our dependence on imported resources.

Electricity produced by solar is clean and silent. Solar energy does not release any harmful air or water pollution into the environment, deplete natural resources, or endanger animal or human health.

A one kilowatt solar system will prevent approximately 170 lbs. of coal from being burned, 300 lbs of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, and 105 gallons of water from being consumed each month!

Electricity generated by a solar system can be used to offset your energy consumption resulting in lower monthly power bills.  Using solar PV power helps the community by reducing electricity demand and by providing electricity for the grid when you generate more than you use during the day, when the demand is highest.

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Links & Resources

Legislation & Regulation

As a result of new laws governing the solar PV, wind, and hydro incentive programs passed during the 2013 Nevada legislative session, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is conducting a rule making to establish new regulations for the programs. Anyone interested may follow the proceedings of Docket 13-06018 at this link. The outcome of this rule making will affect the rules and processes of the incentive programs.

The new laws for the solar PV, wind, and hydro incentive programs passed by the legislature and signed by the governor on June 11, 2013 may be viewed at this link.

NRS 701B
Solar Regulations 

Solar Regulations, Modifications

Approved Equipment List

To ensure payment of the highest possible incentive to current applicants, NV Energy will use values from the CEC list of eligible PV modules that was active when the application was submitted.  Current applicants will be eligible for any equipment that was on the CEC list at the time of their application.

CEC approved list of photovoltaic modules.
CEC approved list of inverters

Solar Calculators

In My Backyard

PV Watts Performance Calculator
Sunwise


More Helpful Links
ATTRA Farm Energy

California Energy Commission (CEC) Buyer's Guide
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
FirstLook Solar Assessment Tool
Home Owner's Guide to Going Solar

PV Installation Guide
Renewable Energy Solar Potential Map
Renewable Resource Data Center
Sandia Labs System Design Tools

Small Solar Electric Systems

Solar Today
The American Solar Energy Society
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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