Nevada Solar Rebates and Incentives
|Program Type||Net Metering|
|Technologies||Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric|
|Amount||The lesser of 1 megawatt or the customer's average annual use|
|Maximum System Capacity||1 Megawatt|
|Who is eligible||Commercial, Industrial, Residential customers of invetor owned utilities|
|Official Web Site||pucweb1.state.nv.us/PUCN/RenewableEnergy.aspx|
Nevada’s investor-owned utilities are required to offer net metering programs to their customers who generate electricity from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and some types of hydropower. The program pays customers for the electricity their systems produce .
For systems that produce less then 100kW, the utility must provide a meter capable of measuring electricity flowing in and out of the customer’s system. The utility cannot increase the customer’s monthly minimum charge to an amount greater than other customers who are in their same rate class.
For systems that produce more than 100kW, the utility may require the customer to install a meter capable of measuring bidirectional flow, at the customer’s expense. The customer may also have to pay the utility’s costs for connecting the customer’s system to the utility grid.
Regardless of the system size, the excess generated by the customer’s system is credited to their account. The credit is carried forward indefinitely. If the customer is billed under a time-of-use plan – which varies rates by time of day – the credits are applied to the same time of day in which they were generated.
To be eligible, the customer’s system cannot produce more electricity than the maximum demand allowed to a customer in that rate class, or 150% of the customer’s peak demand. Additionally, the total capacity of the system cannot exceed 1 megawatt.