Nevada Solar Rebates and Incentives

Nevada Energy RenewableGenerations Rebate Progam

Program Type Rebate
Technologies Photovoltaics (solar energy) , wind (on hold through 2013), small hydroelectric

Residential Solar: $1.35 per watt/maximum $13,500
Residential Wind: On hold

Small Business and Public buildings solar: $1.35 per watt/maximum of $310,000 for public facilities; $67,500 for small business; $155,000 for schools

Up to 1 megawatt

Required Documentation Application and Approval, building permit, system warranties, a Voltage Verification form, a change order form (if applicable), copies of all invoices, and a signed Net Metering Agreement
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The Renewable Generations rebate program offers customers of Nevada Energy an opportunity to get paid for installing solar and hydro electric systems. Participants in the rebate program must also participate in the company’s net metering program and the installed system must meet rules set by the utility.

To qualify, the systems must be new, installed by a certified and licensed contractor and meet safety guidelines. System components must meet UL, IEEE and warranty standards set by the utility. Systems are subject to inspection by the company at any time after installation.

Homeowners can get paid $1.35 per watt generated by their solar energy systems, up to a maximum of $13,500. Small Business, Agriculture, Public Buildings and Schools are also eligible under the program. The incentive is paid when the installation project is complete.

Customers must apply for the rebate during an application period and be approved prior to installing the system. Nevada Energy limits the number of projects that it approves for the program and approves applications through a third-party lottery if the applications exceed the capacity the state has budgeted.

To collect the incentive, participants need to provide a building permit, a voltage verification form, copies of all invoices and a signed net metering agreement. If changes in the project equipment, contractor, location of the equipment or other project details occurred between application and completion, a change order form may also be required.

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