Solar-Plus-Storage is Moving Forward in Nevada

July 3, 2018, Energy Storage Networks

What a ride it has been. Just three years ago, I was walking up to the hearing room of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in Las Vegas and was greeted by vocal mob of solar supporters, dozens of news cameras and even one Hollywood star.

Unfortunately, despite the popular support, what resulted was a complete shut-down of the rooftop solar industry in Nevada. One solar customer told me that she felt like the state just pulled the solar rug out from underneath her.

But, that is Nevada’s past, not its future. Since then, this state has responded to the unified voice of clean energy supporters. In 2017, less than 2 years later, the Nevada legislature furthered a comprehensive and innovative group of new policies designed to bring solar back to the people, and to establish a path forward for storage systems and electric vehicles. Nevada is beginning to enjoy the fruit that is growing from these new initiatives.

For rooftop solar, Assembly Bill 405 established a set value for excess energy produced by rooftop solar installations. The PUC decision of 2015 was nullified and the statute that allowed it was repealed. So, what happened next?  To read entire article click here.

 

 


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