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Nevada Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q2 2020
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Solar Installed (MW):
3,612.85
National Ranking:
6th (10th in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
652,128 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
15.26%
Solar Jobs:
7,000
Solar Companies in State:
84 (12 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 33 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$7,185.55 million
Prices have fallen
38% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
4,332 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th)
Number Of Installations:
58,026

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

  • Copper Mountain 3 in Boulder City was completed in 2015 by developer Wood.  This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 250 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 41,030 Nevada homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Nevada have gone solar including Apple, General Growth Properties and IKEA. Apple has installed one of the largest such installations with 22 MW of solar capacity at their location in Churchill.6
  • At 110 MW, Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Tonopah is among the largest solar installations in Nevada. Completed in 2014, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 18,053 homes.7  

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.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

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

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