Nevada residents ask utilities commission for rooftop solar programs

On Wednesday, Nevada residents gathered at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) with more than 4,300 petition signatures supporting rooftop solar programs.

“Rooftop solar is putting Nevada energy customers in charge of their electricity supply and utility bills like never before. By reducing the need for expensive traditional power plants and utility infrastructure, this local clean energy investment is a cost-saver for solar and non-solar customers alike,” said Susannah Churchill, regional director for Vote Solar. “We urge the state’s policymakers to recognize these benefits and ensure that Nevada’s solar customers continue to be fairly compensated for them with a strong net metering program.”

The solar supporters included consumers, businesses, environmental groups, and participating organizations Vote Solar, TASC, Sierra Club, and CREDO.

To date, Nevada’s rooftop solar market has driven $200 million in private investment.

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