The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) praised Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak for signing into law Senate Bill 358, which raises Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, doubling it from the current 25% target. The bill, which passed the State Assembly and Senate unanimously, also sets a goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.
Nevada solar stats
Solar Installed (MW): 3,145
National Ranking: 4th
State Homes Powered by Solar: 555,373
Solar Jobs: 6,680
Total Solar Investment in State: $6.4 billion
Number Of Installations: 35,954
â€‹Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association:
"Nevada has long been a leader in solar, and the approval of Senate Bill 358 again puts the state at the forefront of our country’s clean energy transition. As a result, Nevadans will benefit from not only cleaner air and lower energy bills, but also from the thousands of new jobs this measure will create. In last November’s election, Nevadans demonstrated overwhelming support for increasing the use of renewable energy. Governor Sisolak, Senator Chris Brooks and the State Legislature deserve credit for listening to voters and moving quickly to enact SB 358.”
The enactment of SB 358 follows voters’ approval of a similar ballot measure, Question 6, in November 2018.