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Nevada Poised to Go Big on Clean Energy

by Community Manager on ‎03-27-2017 08:02 AM

Nevada state lawmakers are back in Carson City, and they’re busy. Over the next three months, policymakers will decide the fate of the Silver State’s clean energy economy in more than a dozen related bills. 

Vote Solar is laser-focused on three opportunities in Nevada that support lasting solar jobs, expand consumer energy options, and improve energy security in the state, and we’ve teamed up with clean energy advocates, community leaders and lawmakers to move them forward.


1.     Community Solar (BDR 58-663) — will increase clean energy opportunities and unlock the cost-savings benefits of solar for more Nevadan residents, particularly renters and low-income families.


Cost-competitive solar power delivers tremendous benefits, but the traditional panels-on-your-roof approach to solar simply does not work for many of Nevada’s energy consumers. Families who rent, with shaded rooftops, or that lack access to financing options face barriers to participation. Community solar allows customers to subscribe to a solar project located somewhere else in their community and earn credit on their utility bills for their portion of the clean power produced. This statewide program would connect more Nevadans with the solar power they want and spur additional investment in Nevada’s new energy economy, and ensures that low-income families are able to participate. 


2.     Renewable Portfolio Standard AB 206 — will increase Nevada’s renewable targets to 50 percent by 2030 and set a goal of at least 80 percent by 2040. Increasing the Silver State’s renewable goals is not only ambitious — it’s within reach. Solar and other clean resources are affordable, abundant and more popular than ever in Nevada, and state leaders aim to put those resources to work powering Nevada’s new energy economy, supporting good paying jobs, and creating healthier communities for Nevada families. 

by Community Manager
on ‎03-29-2017 08:59 AM

@AndreaC can you if this is possible?