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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Clark County - Solar and Wind Building Permit Guides   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Solar Photovoltaic Systems Building Permit Guide
Authority 2:
Wind Generators Building Permit Guide

Clark County, Nevada has established guides for obtaining building permits for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for both residential and commercial purposes. The guides outline applicable codes for both types of systems, including building codes, electrical codes, and development codes. In addition, the guides provide checklists for the minimum submittal requirements for permits.

Zoning approval is required for all projects prior to permit application submittal, and solar PV projects should be submitted as an electrical permit application. Wind systems require both planning and zoning approval before permit applications are turned in. Residential wind projects must submit residential building and residential electrical permit applications, and commercial wind projects must submit commercial electrical sub permit applications. 

Solar permit applications must include minimum electric design information to confirm that the systems is in compliance with the National Electric Code. Single-family residential installations can use an electrical sub-permit application, and all commercial installations require both an electric sub-permit application and a plan signed by a Nevada-licensed electrical contractor or engineer. For both wind and solar systems of more than 600 volts AC or DC, or with more than 800 amperes of production capability, electrical designs must be prepared by a Nevada-licensed electrical engineer.


  Building Division and Permit Application Center
Clark County
Department of Development Services
4701 W. Russel Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: (702) 455-3000
  Laughlin Building Services
Clark County
Department of Development Services
Regional Government Center
101 Civic Way
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: (702) 298-2436
Web Site:
  Overton Building Services
Clark County
Department of Development Services
Clark County Community Services
320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040
Phone: (702) 397-8087
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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