shed some light on
SOLAR ENERGY
Did you know NV Energy has been a part of
making Nevada a leader in solar energy?
Did you know NV Energy has been a part of making Nevada a leader in solar energy?
Solar and other forms of renewable energy can help reduce energy bills and the carbon footprint of our community. Our employees are proud of our solar participation and would like to tell you about it.
Angie S.
NV Energy and Nevada's solar projects have made thousands of jobs possible. [1]
[1] In four NV Energy solar projects alone (Boulder City, Switch Station, Nellis Solar Array II, and Fort Churchill Solar Array), 655 full-time workers will be employed.

https://www.nvenergy.com/brochures_arch/RenewablesBrochure.pdf
The 235 megawatts of solar energy developed by NV Energy in the past two years have made Nevada a national leader in renewable energy. [2]
Pam H.
[2] Nevada is ranked in the top five states in the country for our cumulative solar capacity installed, with a total of 789 Megawatts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s 2014 solar report.

http://www.seia.org/research-resources/2014-top-10-solar-states
Paul A.
More than $230 million in incentives for rooftop solar, solar water heating, and small hydro and wind projects have come from NV Energy. [3]
[3] Under the RenewableGenerations program, these incentives have benefitted residential and large customers, schools, public buildings and nonprofits. See the RenewableGenerations Monthly Reports, published each month by NV Energy, for a summary of installation and incentive payment information.

https://www.nvenergy.com/renewablesenvironment/renewablegenerations/index.cfm
Our NV Energy team has completed—or currently has in development—enough solar and renewable energy to power 700,000 Nevada homes. [4]
Marie S.
[4] NV Energy customers continue to benefit from one of the most diverse renewable energy portfolios in the nation. At the end of 2014, 40 separate renewable energy projects in Nevada were producing for customers. Renewable energy growth in 2015 was also promising, as a large geothermal energy project expansion achieved commercial operation status and two additional solar resources were under construction. If all of these projects produced their nameplate capacity at the same time, it would power nearly 700,000 Nevada homes.

https://www.nvenergy.com/brochures_arch/RenewablesBrochure.pdf
Gary S.
Nevada is already exceeding the state's required renewable portfolio standard, and we're on track to have 25 percent of our energy coming from renewables by 2025. The hard work of our NV Energy team has gotten us to 20 percent already. [5]
[5] According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Nevada's Energy Portfolio Standard requires that 25% of electricity sales come from renewable energy resources by 2025. In 2013, 18% of net electricity generation came from geothermal, solar, wind, and hydroelectric power sources. Third party data for 2014 and the first half of 2015 is not yet available, yet NV Energy estimates that we are at 20% already, ahead of plan.

http://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=NV

FAQs

What is solar energy and how is it generated?

There are two main types of energy generation – traditional and customer-owned. Electricity is not stored for use; it’s generated as it is needed. Whether you are getting energy from your local utility or a customer-owned source, you always need a reliable source to meet your needs. Find out more about solar energy here.

Should I install solar on my home or business?

Solar energy can reduce your energy bill and your carbon footprint, and it’s important to understand the process before you look into purchasing or leasing solar panels. A full explanation of the process and requirements can be found here.

I've heard a lot about net metering. What is it?

Net metering is a billing term for customers on renewable energy systems. It allows you to use the energy generated by your renewable energy system to offset your monthly power bill. Any NV Energy customer who installs a renewable energy system may be eligible for net metering. Find out more about this term here.