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Solar Energy in Nevada

Solar Panels in Nevada

There are currently at least 16,048 solar panel installations throughout the state of Nevada right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Nevada

The average monthly solar radiation level in Nevada's capital city, Carson City, of 6.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 77% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately equal to the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Nevada values listed here are based on the capital, Carson City.

Solar Radiation in Nevada

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Nevada solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Nevada values listed here are based on the capital, Carson City.

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Solar Installs in Nevada

Solar Panel Installations in Nevada

A look at solar installs in Nevada. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in NV vs. the cumulative install total of rest of NV counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Nevada

There are currently at least 16,048 solar panel installations throughout the state of Nevada right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Nevada
    • Clark County: 13,518 solar installs
    • Washoe County: 1,724 solar installs
    • Douglas County: 264 solar installs
    • Carson City County: 177 solar installs
    • Lyon County: 96 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 269 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Nevada

Nevada Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Nevada averaged 11.77 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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Nevada Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Nevada averaged $14.10 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [3]

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More about Nevada

About Nevada

Nevada ranks 35th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,700,551. [4]

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Solar Energy in NV

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Nevada, or for additional solar-related resources in NV, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Cities in Nevada

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