06 Jun '17, 6pm

Welcome news from Nevada! State legislature votes to revive rooftop #solar

Welcome news from Nevada! State legislature votes to revive rooftop #solar

In the final days of Nevada’s 2017 legislative session, state lawmakers showed strong support for renewable energy by passing a number of bills, including legislation to boost Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and to establish a new community solar program. Perhaps most notably, though, the lawmakers also approved a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in the state. The NEM bill, A.B.405 , is expected to revive Nevada’s rooftop solar market, which has been struggling ever since the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) ruled in late 2015 to slash NEM compensation rates from retail to wholesale ones. Several solar installers, including SolarCity and Sunrun, closed their Nevada operations after the PUCN decision, which the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) says cost the state over 2,600 jobs. Although the PUCN eventually grandfathe...

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