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Nevada Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
6th (8th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
1,337,657 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
126 (18 Manufacturers, 57 Installers/Developers, 51 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$12.2 billion
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
8,424 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th)
Number Of Installations:

With numerous utility-scale, residential and commercial solar projects, Nevada has long been a top state for solar. While the Public Utility Commission of Nevada changed the net metering policy offered to solar customers in Nevada, which slowed down solar deployment, in 2017 the Nevada legislature voted to resurrect this important state policy. SEIA is working in Nevada to establish policies to promote new solar growth for all sectors of the industry and create a sustainable market with transparent policies.

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For more information on SEIA's work in Nevada, please contact Sara Birmingham.

Notable Solar Installations in Nevada

  • Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project in Maiute was developed by First Solar and came online in 2016. This 344.3 MW project produces enough electricity to power 54,996 homes.
  • Apple, Switch, and Wynn Las Vegas have all gone solar in Nevada. Apple's 251 MW Techren II project in Boulder City is one of the largest corporate projects in the state. 
  • At 782.5 MW, Copper Mountain in Boulder City is among the largest solar installations in Nevada. Completed by Sempra in 2012-2021, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 124,991 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Nevada

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Nevada, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Nevada, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Nevada State Solar Policy Resources

DSIRE incentives database - Nevada - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Nevada and across the United States

Nevada Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Nevada

Nevada Public Utilities Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Nevada public utilities

Nevada Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Nevada, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Nevada State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

Solar Panel Cost in Nevada - Learn about the history of solar policy in Nevada, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Nevada - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Nevada to see what programs you can benefit from

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Nevada State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government