NevadaNevada is one of the most exciting states in the U.S. when it comes to clean energy development and deployment. Strong policies – a robust 25% by 2025 Renewable Portfolio Standard (5% of which is solar), a strong net-metering policy, and tax incentives for renewable energy projects1 have helped Nevada develop a thriving and diverse renewable energy industry.

Nevada is among the U.S. leaders in geothermal potential, and so far, the state has delivered: it’s second in the U.S. in geothermal capacity, leading the third state, Utah, by nearly 500 megawatts.2
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2014
It is also home to cutting edge waste-to-energy aviation biofuels plant outside Reno,3
Reno Gazette-Journal, September 2014
and it is 5th in the U.S. in installed solar energy capacity. In 2014, alone, Nevada installed 339 MW of solar energy.4
Solar Energy Industries Association
According to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, all of the distributed solar in Nevada brings benefits in excess of $36 million to the state’s grid.5
Nevada Public Utilities Commission, July 2014

Nevada’s investment in renewables paid off when Tesla chose the state as the site for its famed “gigafactory.” The automobile manufacturer’s battery plant is expected to employ 6,500 people and generate $100 billion of economic activity for the state.6
Los Angeles Times, September 2014
Tesla chose Nevada in part because of the state’s commitment to clean energy.

Learn more about energy in Nevada with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Apr 30, 2015  |    Las Vegas Sun, April 2015


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