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New - Solar Pool Heating Incentives
NV Energy now offers incentives to natural gas customers with non-residential swimming pools. Call 866-786-3823 to learn more.

Program Status: Open
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The NV Energy solar heating programs offer incentives to NV Energy electric and natural gas customers who install eligible solar water, space and nonresidential pool heating systems. Using the sun’s energy to heat your home or facility will offset your energy consumption, lower your monthly utility bills, improve comfort and help the environment.

 

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Program Status

Find an Eligible Contractor

Customer Eligibility

How Does Solar Water Heating Work?

Available Incentives

Benefits of Solar Water Heating

Incentives Amounts

How Does Solar Space Heating Work?

Program Rules

Benefits of Solar Space Heating

Program Handbook

Solar Heating Resources and Links

How To Apply Other Incentives Available
   

 


Program Status: Open

NV Energy is currently accepting applications for Solar Water Heating and Solar Space Heating incentives. Applications for the program are accepted on a first come, first served basis until the end of the current program year or until program becomes fully subscribed.

 

NV Energy Electric Programs

Status

Northern Nevada - Solar Hot Water

Open

Southern Nevada - Solar Hot Water

Open 

   

NV Energy Natural Gas Programs

Status

Northern Nevada - Solar Hot Water

Open

Northern Nevada - Solar Space Heating

Open

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Eligible Customers

  • Solar Water Heating

    NV Energy Electric NV Energy Natural Gas

    NV Energy customers who have NV Energy Natural Gas or Electric service to fuel their hot water heater are eligible to receive an incentive for the installation of a qualifying solar hot water system.

    Residential Home Owner

     

    Residential Home Owner

    Small Business

    Schools

    Public & Other

 

Solar Space Heating

NV Energy Electric
NV Energy Natural Gas

NV Energy Natural Gas customers are eligible to receive an incentive for the installation of a qualifying solar space heating system.

N/A

 

  • Residential Home Owner

    Small Business

    Schools

    Public & Other

 

Southwest Gas Customers: Water heaters fueled by Southwest Gas do not qualify for the NV Energy Solar Hot Water incentive program. Contact Southwest Gas to inquire about their Solar Water Heating program: 1-855-743-1603 (toll-free) or visit www.solarwaterheatingrebate.com

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Available Incentives

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Incentive Amounts

Customer Type

Heating Fuel Source

Incentive Amount

Residential

Northern Nevada Electric

$2,250/project up to 50% of system cost

Southern Nevada Electric

$2,250/project up to 50% of system cost

NV Energy Natural Gas

The lesser of $14.50/therm or 30% of system cost up to $3,000

     

Small Business

NV Energy Natural Gas

The lesser of $14.50/therm or 30% of system cost up to $7,500

     

Schools

NV Energy Natural Gas

The lesser of $19.00/therm or 50% of system cost up to $30,000

     

Public & Other

NV Energy Natural Gas

The lesser of $19.00/therm or 50% of system cost up to $30,000


 

Program Rules

The program handbook includes complete details as to how to apply for an incentive and successfully complete the incentive claim process. Please read and understand the program handbook prior to submitting and application for an incentive.

2014_Solar Heating Program Handbook

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SOLAR WATER HEATING

How does solar water heating work?

In a solar hot water system, fluid is circulated through solar collectors where it is heated by the sun’s energy then stored in a water heater or storage tank for later use. Only when the stored heat is exhausted will the conventional water heater be utilized. Offsetting the energy used by a conventional water heater will result in increased energy efficiency and lowering your water heating bills, giving you real dollar savings every day.

Benefits of solar hot water

- With today’s equipment and proper installation, a solar water heating system can be effective in any climate, throughout the entire year.

- According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 80 percent of a home's annual water heating needs can be provided for by a solar water heating system.

- System lifetimes are 20-30+ years and regular maintenance costs of solar powered systems are low compared to other non-renewable systems.

- Solar water heaters do not pollute and by investing in one, you will prevent 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually. This is equivalent of not driving your car for four months every year!

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SOLAR SPACE HEATING

How does solar space heating work?

Solar space heating systems use energy from the sun to heat a fluid -- either liquid or air -- and then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space. If the solar system cannot provide adequate space heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Offsetting the energy used by a conventional furnace or boiler will result in increased energy efficiency and lower heating bills, giving you real dollar savings every day.

Benefits of solar space heating

- A solar space heating systems works alongside your current heating system to use the sun's energy to reduce your consumption of natural gas, electricity, or other fossil fuels.

- The supplementation or outright replacement of natural gas, and electric heating systems with free sunlight can save hundreds of dollars a year in utility bills in areas with long winters.

- The use of a solar heating system reduces the amount of air pollution and greenhouse gases that result from burning fossil fuels used to heat your home.

- Solar heating systems require little upkeep and maintenance. Generally, maintenance involves keeping the solar collectors clean and unobstructed. On average, solar heating systems require only 8 to 16 hours of routine maintenance per year.

 

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Other Incentives Available

 

 

Energy Fit Nevada

Solar Heating Resources and Links

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