Nevada is ranked 4th in the U.S. in solar power capacity with 3,145 MW. This is enough power for approximately 555,373 homes.*
You can be connected with a trusted solar panel installer in Nevada by filling out the form on this page. To discover more about the state’s solar power industry, read further.
Here are more pertinent facts about the current trends in Nevada’s solar power industry:*
- A total of $6.395 billion was infused in the state to date for solar installations at all scales.
- Prices for solar pv systems in Nevada have come down 47% through the last 5 years.
- At least 137 solar companies exist in the state. They actively employ more than 6,680 people.
As costs have come down in the solar pv market, Nevada’s solar capacity has exploded in recent years. This is not surprising as the state receives bountiful sunshine making it an ideal location for the capture of solar energy.
A notable utility-scale project in Nevada is the Silver State Solar Power South project. Developed by First Solar, it has the capability of providing electricity to more than 40,000 Nevada homes.
Nevada has an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard in that it requires that, by 2025, it generates 25% of its energy from renewable sources. 5% of that figure must come from solar power.**
While almost all of the solar power capacity available in Nevada is generated at the utility scale, residential solar is about to increase rapidly. The savings the average homeowner would experience by installing solar panels is significant. Many Nevada residents pay hundreds of dollars per month for electricity during summer months when peak usage becomes very expensive.
There are only two major metropolitan areas in the state of Nevada; Las Vegas and Reno. The largest cities in these two areas include Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, and Carson City. There are approximately 76 solar contractors at work throughout the state. To get connected with a Nevada solar panel installer, fill out the form on this page.
*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.