Ballot initiative in Nevada proposes 50% RPS by 2030

Nevadans for A Clean Energy Future, funded in part by progressive billionaire Tom Steyer, is hoping to put the decision about increasing the state’s RPS in the hands of voters in November.

Switch announces 1 GW solar project in Nevada

The data center company is partnering with Capital Dynamics to build the largest single solar project in the country, Gigawatt 1.

Solar jobs fall 4% in 2017 (w/ chart)

The hangover from the ITC-driven 2016 boom is the biggest factor in the relative decline, but a rebound is expected this year.

U.S. corporations signed 2.8 GW of wind, solar PPAs in 2017

U.S. corporate procurement of renewables increased 16% last year, despite uncertainty around the future price of solar due to the trade case.

NV Energy issues RFP for 330 MW of large-scale renewable energy, battery projects

The company is looking for renewable energy projects at least 35 MW in capacity, as well as batteries with a minimum 25 MW, four-hour rating.

Nevada regulators push back on NV Energy rate request

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has issued an order that will reduce fixed charges as well as energy charges and the utility’s rate of return, noting the benefits to the rooftop solar market.


EDF puts online 179 MW of solar in Nevada

On the same day it announced an aggressive solar plan for its home country of France, EDF’s U.S. subsidiary added two major plants to its portfolio in conjunction with NV Energy.

Schneider Electric to go 100% renewable by 2030

The French energy management and automation company plans to use on-site projects, contracted off-site projects and clean energy credits to meet its new 100% goal.

Solar is meeting more than 10% of electric demand in three states

During the first nine months of 2017, Hawaii and Nevada joined California among the club of states that get more than 10% of their power from solar.

NV Energy seeks approval for $31-$34/MWh solar PPAs

The Nevada utility is seeking regulatory approval for three solar PPAs totaling 100 MW-AC, which have the lowest prices seen by pv magazine staff in the United States to date.

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