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Brookings Mountain West

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Las Vegas, Nevada


Rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and distributed energy resources can deliver net benefits to Nevadans today and, if thoughtfully utilized, play a significant role in Nevada’s energy future. However, these benefits are not being fully realized in practice today. Narrow accounting of distributed resources’ contribution to the grid, financial disincentives embedded in utility regulatory models, and outdated grid planning procedures are preventing full utilization of these assets. But these obstacles can be readily overcome. Doing so will deliver benefits to all Nevadans, as well as cement Nevada’s position as a leader in the transition to a clean, resilient, and affordable electric grid.


Clean energy industries; Net metering; Nevada; Residential solar; Solar energy


Energy Policy | Environmental Policy

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The UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and Solar City co-sponsored an event, “Nevada: Powered by the Sun,” On Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The event took place in Greenspun Hall Auditorium on the UNLV campus. Speakers and panelists included energy experts, regulators, and business leaders discussing Nevada’s leadership in the clean energy economy.

Video file: "Brookings Solar City Presentation," 595.8 Mb, mp4 format

Additional downloadable files associated with this event are:

"Agenda," PDF format

"Brookings Solar City Panel," 1.3 Gb, mp4 format