SolarGenerations Electric

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Program Status:
The program is OPEN and accepting applications

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  


Available Incentives


  *UFI / Watt **PBI / kWh
Public, Low Income, and Non-Profit $0.2950 $0.0317
Residential, Commercial, and Industrial $0.1475 $0.0159


Solar Electric Steps


To view current program step progress, click here.


The SolarGenerations program has two remaining steps towards the Nevada Legislature goal of 250 megawatts of installed solar for the program. The incentive levels for projects decrease with each step. The program also has an incentive budget spending limit set by the Nevada Legislature.


Average Installation Costs


SolarGenerations Average Installations Costs
September 30, 2014 – October 1, 2015

System Size Per Watt
0-25 kW $  4.59
25.001-500 kW $  3.50

How to Apply

The program is OPEN and accepting applications.Learn how To Apply.

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.

2015 SolarGenerations 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

The solar PV, wind, hydro, and gas solar thermal incentive programs are governed by state laws in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada creates administrative rules for the programs in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC).

NRS 701B

NAC 701B, 2013 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

PV Watts Performance Calculator

More Helpful Links

ATTRA Farm Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Residential Solar Tax Credit
FirstLook Solar Assessment Tool
Home Owner's Guide to Going Solar

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

Small Solar Electric Systems

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

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