NV Energy - RenewableGenerations Rebate Program (Nevada)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Nevada

Name NV Energy - RenewableGenerations Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Other Public Buildings
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar (As of 8/13/14):

Residential/Commercial/Industrial (25 kW or smaller): 0.40 / watt-AC Low Income/Nonprofit/Public Entity (25 kW or smaller): 0.80 / watt-AC Residential/Commercial/Industrial (greater than 25 kW): 0.043 / kWh Low Income/Nonprofit/Public Entity (greater than 25 kW): 0.0861 / kWh Wind (As of 8/13/14): Residential/Commercial/Industrial: 0.043 / kWh Low Income/Nonprofit/Public Entity: 0.0861 / kWh

Eligible System Size Maximum of 500 kW

Equipment Requirements Solar:
Systems must be in compliance with all applicable standards; Must carry a minimum 7-year warranty on inverters, 20-year warranty on panels, and 2-year warranty on labor; Modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved equipment list.

Turbines with a swept area smaller than 200 m2 must be listed by the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council. Turbines with a swept area greater than 200 m2 must have an IEC 61400-12 (power curve) certification provided.
proposed installation location must The proposed location must have an average annual wind speed of 10 miles per hour or greater at the hub height of the turbine.
Systems must be in compliance with all applicable standards and under 200kW.

Expiration Date 12/31/2021 (PBI payments may continue to be paid through 12/31/2026)

Installation Requirements Installations must comply with all federal, state, and local codes and meet detailed siting criteria specified in program guidelines. Systems must be grid-connected and net metered. Solar systems must be installed by a Nevada-licensed electrical C-2 or C-2g electrical contractor. Wind and microhydro systems must be installed by a Nevada-licensed C-2 electrical contractor.

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits NV Energy

Program Budget PV: $255,700,000; Wind and Hydro: $40,000,000

Program Administrator NV Energy
Website http://www.Nvenergy.com/renewablegenerations
Date added to DSIRE 2003-10-17
Last DSIRE Review 2014-08-06

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: The '''''SolarGenerations Program, '''''WindGenerations Program, and HydroGenerations Program began accepting applications on August 13, 2014.

The SolarGenerations Rebate Program was established in 2003 as a result of AB 431 ("the Solar Energy Systems Demonstration Program") and began accepting applications in August 2004. The program was subsequently amended nuerous times and rebates are now available for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) and small wind systems installed on residences, small businesses, large commercial/industrial facilities, public buildings, low-income housing, non-profits and schools; and small hydroelectric systems installed at grid-connected agricultural sites and tribal entities. Participants must be current Nevada customers of NV Energy to participate.


Customers may install PV systems sized to meet 100% of their annual energy needs up to a maximum of 500 kilowatts (kW). Systems 25 kW and smaller will receive an Up-Front Incentive (UFI) based on the system's size. The incentive payment may not exceed 50% of the average installation cost per watt of 25 kW and smaller solar systems installed in the SolarGenerations Program in the quarter prior to application. This average is published quarterly by NV Energy on the SolarGenerations website. Systems larger than 25 kW will receive a Performance Based Incentive (PBI), paid quarterly for five years, based on the actual electricity produced by the system.

SolarGenerations Incentives as of 08/13/14


Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Hargrove
Department NV Energy
Division RenewableGenerations
Address 6100 Neil Road

Place Reno, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89511
Phone (866) 786-3823

Email renewablegenerations@nvenergy.com
Website http://www.nvenergy.com/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: NRS § 701B.010 et. seq.

Authority 2: NAC § 701B

Authority 3: AB 428
Date Effective 2013-06-11
Date Enacted 2013-06-11

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"