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SolarCity halting sales, installation of rooftop solar panels
SolarCity halting sales, installation of rooftop solar panels
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
SolarCity is halting the sale and installation of rooftop solar panels in Nevada after regulators on Tuesday approved cutting the amount NV Energy pays solar customers to ...
Photo: SolarCity workers practice installing solar panels
Regulators deal a blow to rooftop solar industry
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
With no discussion, state regulators today voted unanimously to slash the value of credits rooftop solar customers earn for generating excess energy. The three-member Public Utilities Commission adopted a proposed order that would reduce by 75 percent the amount NV Energy pays customers for excess power their solar panels produce and change the flat service rate for customers ...
Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today
Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
After convincing Congress to extend a tax credit to the solar industry last week, advocates are shifting their attention to Nevada. A panel of three utility regulators will weigh a lengthy draft order today that would ...
Photo: SolarCity workers practice installing solar panels
SolarCity CEO: Company will halt sales if regulators approve proposed rule
Monday, December 21, 2015
SolarCity’s chief executive officer scolded the Public Utilities Commission Monday for proposing a draft order that reduces the value of credits solar customers can earn by generating excess energy ...
Is your roof an ideal host for solar panels? Google tool can enlighten you
Is your roof an ideal host for solar panels? Google tool can enlighten you
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Despite an uncertain regulatory climate for prospective solar customers in Nevada, Google rolled out a mapping tool last week that allows homeowners to ...
Photo: A resident rakes leaves in the village of Feldheim
California and Germany, opposites with a common energy goal
Friday, December 11, 2015
One is a European country known as “the powerhouse of Europe” that struggles against soggy winters and seemingly endless gray skies. The other is a digitally driven U.S. state, known as “the Golden State,” for ...
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Casinos have few options after PUC exit decision
Thursday, December 3, 2015
At face value, the state’s largest casinos won a huge victory when the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday allowed them to exit their contracts with NV Energy, the state’s largest power provider. But for Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands, the decision is a mandate to stay put. "We are disappointed that the PUC has failed to implement (the law) as intended by the Legislature and are reviewing our options,” Michael Weaver, Wynn spokesman, said after ...
Las Vegas City Council hears details of renewable power plan
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council today heard details of a plan to switch the city over to 100 percent renewable energy in January 2017, pending approval by ...
Solar advocates drop off 31k petitions at PUC
Solar advocates drop off 31k petitions at PUC
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
With less than a month remaining before the Public Utilities Commission decides the fate of rooftop solar in Nevada, renewable energy advocates continue to hammer their message in front of state regulators ...
Photo: Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oc
NV Energy seeks to buy more solar power for its big customers
Monday, November 30, 2015
NV Energy, which serves more than 1 million customers throughout Nevada, filed an application on Monday with the Public Utilities Commission to buy power from ...
Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman speaks during a press confer
City of Las Vegas plans to go to 100 percent renewable energy
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As the sun beat down on a small array of solar panels in front of City Hall today, Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced Las Vegas would be the first city of its size to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The city will expand its partnership with ...
SolarCity cutting ties with rooftop solar advocacy group
SolarCity cutting ties with rooftop solar advocacy group
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Alliance for Solar Choice, an advocacy group representing rooftop solar companies, is losing one of its anchor members: SolarCity. SolarCity will leave the alliance in December, after ...
Photo: Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oc
Head of Nevada AFL-CIO calls on workers to support NV Energy
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Nevada AFL-CIO is rallying workers to demand that NV Energy charge rooftop solar customers for transmitting power to the electric grid.
Photo: Caitlin Gatchalian, a 17-year-old Las Vegas high s
Faith leaders, Latino advocates, students rally for solar at PUC
Monday, November 16, 2015
More than 75 officials from solar companies, members of faith groups and activists filed testimony and rallied at the Public Utilities Commission today, marking the first of three days this week where regulators ...
Yellow flag on green energy in desert
Yellow flag on green energy in desert
Monday, November 9, 2015
It might seem like environmental groups would be the most enthusiastic supporters that the solar energy industry could have. But if you think environmentalists are taking a full-speed-ahead approach to expansion of the industry, think again. Although they’re by no means opposing efforts ...

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