28 Dec '15, 5pm

SolarCity Stops Nevada Solar Sales After 'Unethical' PUC Decision

SolarCity is ceasing solar sales and installation in Nevada effective immediately, following the Nevada Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) recent anti-solar decision . On Dec. 22, state regulators voted unanimously to slash the value of credits that rooftop solar customers can receive for generating excess energy. A number of solar company executives, including SolarCity's CEO, Lyndon Rive, had previously spoken out against the PUC , claiming that they could no longer do business in the state if the commission approved the order. "This is a very difficult decision, but Governor Sandoval and his PUC leave us no choice," says Rive. "The people of Nevada have consistently chosen solar, but [now], their state government decided to end customer choice, damage the state's economy and jeopardize thousands of jobs. We have no alternative but to cease Nevada sales and installation...

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