Nevada's electricity prices average $0.12/kWh, about the same year-over-year and slightly below the national average of $0.14/kWh.
The average cost of a 5kW (equivalent to saving nearly 100 trees a year) solar power system starts around $12,000 in Nevada. That system would pay for itself through energy savings within 6-7 years. System life can span well over 25 years, and savings will improve with inflation.
As a state dominated by arid desert, including parts of the the Mojave, and the Basin and Range, Nevada is regarded as having tremendous potential for solar power. Solar accounted for about 14% of Nevada's net power generation in 2019, nearly triple what was produced in 2015.
Nevada's troubled net metering policy was restored to full power in 2017, and the state now has set a bold Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of 50%.
Data from DSIRE. For more info visit: https://www.dsireusa.org/
|Name||Implementing Sector||Program Type||Administrator||DSIRE ID|
|Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption||State||Property Tax Incentive||NV Department of Taxation||158|
|Large Scale Renewable Energy Property Tax Abatement (Nevada State Office of Energy)||State||Property Tax Incentive||Nevada State Office of Energy||180|
|Solar and Wind Easements & Rights Laws||State||Solar/Wind Access Policy||270|
|Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure||State||Generation Disclosure||451|
|Nevada State Energy Reduction Plan||State||Energy Standards for Public Buildings||1892|
|Luminous Efficacy Standards for General Purpose Lights||State||Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards||2828|
|Renewable Energy Sales and Use Tax Abatement||State||Sales Tax Incentive||Nevada State Office of Energy||3233|
|Local Option - Special Improvement Districts||State||PACE Financing||Programs administered locally||3566|
|NV Energy (Northern Nevada Gas) - SureBet Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program||Utility||Rebate Program||5314|
|NV Energy - Commercial Energy Services||Utility||Energy Analysis||NV Energy||14631|
|NV Energy - Energy-Efficiency Training for Business||Utility||Training and Information||NV Energy||16765|
|Southwest Gas Corporation - Commercial Energy Audit||Other||Energy Analysis||Southwest Gas Corporation||17613|
|NV Energy - Carbon Footprint Calculator||Utility||Energy Analysis||18006|
|NV Energy - Energy Tips for Business||Utility||Other||18007|
|U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Nevada||Federal||Energy Analysis||U.S. Department of Energy||21602|
|U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): San Francisco State University||Federal||Energy Analysis||U.S. Department of Energy||21603|
|Southwest Gas Corporation - Industrial Services||Utility||Energy Analysis||Southwest Gas Corporation||21661|
|Southwest Energy Efficiency Project - Energy Efficiency Opportunities||Other||Training and Information||Southwest Energy Efficiency Project||21666|
|U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Colorado State University||Federal||Energy Analysis||U.S. Department of Energy||21690|
|NV Energy - PowerShift||Utility||Energy Analysis||NV Energy||21878|
|Southwest Energy Efficiency Project - Nevada Energy Efficiency Guide||Other||Training and Information||Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)||21918|
|BetterBricks - Integrated Design Lab||State||Energy Analysis||Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)||21925|
|NV Energy - Energy Storage Incentive Program||Utility||Rebate Program||NV Energy||22075|
|Energy Storage Procurement Target||State||Energy Storage Target||22116|