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NV Energy (Northern Nevada) - Solar Hot Water Incentive Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/14/2014
Program Overview:
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Residential electric customers: $2,250/project up to 50% of system cost
Residential gas customers: The lesser of $14.50/therm or 30% of system cost up to $3,000
Small commercial gas customers: The lesser of $14.50/therm or 30% of system cost up to $7,500
Nonprofits, schools and other public gas customers: The lesser of $19.00/therm or 50% of system cost up to $30,000
Eligible System Size:Must offset at least 1,800 kWh annually
Equipment Requirements:Must be SRCC rated OG-300, or using OG-100 panels submitted with an engineer’s stamped system displacement calculations
Installation Requirements:Must be installed an eligible, fully licensed Nevada C-1, C-1(d), and C-37 contractor.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:NV Energy
Start Date:2/1/2011
Web Site:

NV Energy is providing an incentive for its residential customers, small commercial, nonprofit, school and other public customers to install solar water heating, solar space heating, and solar pool heating on their homes and facilities. Residential customers with an electric or gas water heater can qualify for incentives through this program. Non-residential customers can only qualify if they have a gas water heater and are gas customers of NV Energy.

As of March 2014, NV Energy residential electric customers in northern Nevada who own their homes are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the installed cost of the system up to $2,250. Additionally, NV Energy's small business, nonprofit, school and other public gas customers in northern Nevada are eligible for incentives based on the number of therms saved by their systems. Incentives are capped at $7,500 for small businesses and $30,000 for nonprofits, schools and other public entities. NV Energy has a similar program for their residential electric customers in southern Nevada.

Customers interested in participating must first reserve their application before commencing with the installation. NV Energy has a limited number of incentives set aside for each customer class for each year, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding for that class has been exhausted. More information about funding availability is available on the website above.

  Tara Lynch
NV Energy
Renewable Generations
6100 Neil Road
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 852-1400
Phone 2: (866) 786-3823
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