First Solar commissions 250 MW-AC project on Native American land

The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is the first of four planned by First Solar in partnership with tribes in the Las Vegas area.

SolarCity drags down Tesla’s Q4 results

The EV, battery and now solar company fell into the red in Q4 concurrent with the acquisition of SolarCity, as it begins making batteries at its Gigafactory and prepares for Model 3 roll-out.

Nevada bill would raise RPS to 80% by 2040

AB 206, introduced yesterday into the Nevada Legislature by Assemblyman Chris Brooks, sets an aggressive ramp up of the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to four-times its current level of 20%.

NV Energy commissions 50-MW Boulder Solar II plant

The new plant represents the 14th solar energy resource serving Nevada’s customers under the utility’s purview.

NV Energy to supply Apple with 200 MW of solar

The technology giant has signed a deal with NV Energy for the output of a 200 MW solar plant, which is awaiting approval by state regulators.

NV Energy asks PUC to reverse $2.92 million net-metering directive

In a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, the state’s primary utility says the cost savings were meant to apply to a broader set of customers and shouldn’t be limited to support future solar customers’ net-metering needs.

Tesla to power Nevada gigafactory entirely with solar

The 70 MW system is just one aspect of the plant’s commitment to 100% sustainability – but the company says it will be seven-times larger than the largest rooftop solar system currently installed.

Corporations covet clean-energy choices

A new report by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) indicates businesses want to settle in states with good clean-energy infrastructures.

Tesla/Panasonic begin battery cell production at Nevada Gigafactory

The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles

Nevada regulators reinstate net metering for Sierra Pacific

In contrast to phony allegations of a cost shift, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada found that net metered-solar is saving other customers money.


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