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SolarCity lays off more than 550 workers in Nevada
SolarCity lays off more than 550 workers in Nevada
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
SolarCity has laid off more than 550 employees — about a quarter of its workforce — in Nevada, the company said today. The news comes two weeks after SolarCity announced ...
Early signs suggest new Nevada solar rates are here to stay
Early signs suggest new Nevada solar rates are here to stay
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Early signs indicate Nevada regulators will stick to controversial new rates for solar power customers. Staff at the Public Utilities Commission filed motions saying ...
Bills going down for most NV Energy customers
Bills going down for most NV Energy customers
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
NV Energy dropped its overall power rate about 5 percent for customers in Southern Nevada, effective at the beginning of the year, the utility announced Monday. A typical residential customer ...
Rates for rooftop solar customers set to increase Friday
Rates for rooftop solar customers set to increase Friday
Thursday, December 31, 2015
NV Energy will implement steep rate hikes on Friday that triple a fixed fee and cut the value of incentive credits for rooftop solar customers, despite several last-minute efforts to ...
Regulators urged to delay new rates for Nevada solar customers
Regulators urged to delay new rates for Nevada solar customers
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection is again asking for a delay in raising rates for rooftop solar customers to give Nevada utility regulators time to consider appeals ...
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In NLV speech, Sanders calls PUC solar decision ‘just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard’
Monday, December 28, 2015
With less than two months remaining before the Nevada caucuses, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke in North Las Vegas before an overflow crowd of 3,200 supporters, according to a count by the school’s assistant principal, calling for a “political revolution” to transform the United States. In an aside to his stump speech, he also touched on ...
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Nevada advocate tries to delay controversial order on solar energy
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection filed a motion today to stay a regulatory order approved this week that reduces the value of credits NV Energy pays to solar customers who generate excess electricity. A delay in the revised rate structure, which takes effect Jan. 1, would give ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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