Southwest Gas Corporation (SWG) offers rebates to residential customers in Nevada who purchase energy efficient natural gas tankless water heaters, clothes dryers, windows and smart low-flow showerheads. Furnaces are also available to customers living in the northern SWG service area, however customers must fill out a separate application which can be found on the program web site. All equipment must meet program requirements for efficiency. The offer is limited to two of each qualifying measure per customer, per calendar year.
Southwest Gas Corporation (SWG) offers rebates to commercial customers in Nevada who purchase energy efficient natural gas equipment. Eligible equipment includes clothes washers, storage water heaters, tankless water heaters, boiler equipment, furnaces, griddles, fryers, combination ovens, air curtains and custom rebates. Up to 50% of the purchase price may be covered for these pieces of equipment. All equipment must meet program requirements stated on the rebate application and on the program web site. Rebate forms may be found on the program web site listed above.
Nevada's general statutes provide owners of solar and wind energy systems protection against restrictions that would otherwise prevent them from installing these systems on their property. NRS § 111.239 and 278.0208 disallow the adoption of any covenant, deed, contract, ordinance or other legal instrument which affects the transfer or sale of real property that unreasonably restrict a landowner from installing solar or wind energy systems on their land.
Nevada law requires that solar energy system installers be licensed by the Nevada State Contractors Board. Contractors may be licensed under License Classification C-37 (solar contracting for solar water heating and space heating and air conditioning). Contractors may also perform solar work under License Classification C-1* (plumbing and heating), sub-classification (d) for solar water heating installations, or sub-classification (f) for solar air heating.
Assembly Bill 522 of 2009 established a fund for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation loans. According to statute, all repayments on loans, and other income derived from loans, must be added back into the fund to be redistributed as additional loans. This type of loan program structure is commonly referred to as a "revolving" loan.
'''''Note: The SolarGenerations program and the WindGenerations Program are currently closed. AB 428 (2013) made several changes to this program, and tasked the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) with adopting rules to implement the changes. Among other changes required by AB 428, the new program will accept applications through 2020, the maximum system size has been reduced to 500 kW, incentive awardees cannot be selected by lottery, and utilities must develop a Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program.
Renewable energy systems which serve a residential, commercial or industrial building or irrigation system are exempt from property taxes. Qualified equipment includes solar, wind, geothermal, solid waste and hydroelectric systems used to heat or cool a building, heat or cool water used by a building, or generate electricity used by the building. SB 426 of 2011 clarified that a system installed on one or more buildings and supplying energy to adjacent buildings or an irrigation system in an agricultural operation is eligible for the exemption.
New or expanded businesses in Nevada may apply to the Director of the State Office of Energy for a sales and use tax abatement for qualifying renewable energy technologies. Purchaser is only required to pay sales and use taxes imposed in Nevada at the rate of 2.6 % (effective through June 30, 2011) and at the rate of 2.25 % (effective July 01, 2011 - June 30, 2049). The start date begins when the first piece of equipment is delivered to the designated facility or taxes are paid on the equipment.
Nevada provides a property tax abatement for new non-residential and multifamily residential green buildings, and existing buildings or structures which are renovated for use by a manufacturer to meet certain green building standards.
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Nevada's [http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=N... Energy Portfolio Standard] requires the state's two investor-owned utilities, Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, to derive or save a minimum percentage of the electricity they sell from renewable energy resources or energy efficiency measures. Included in the standard is a Portfolio Energy Credit (PEC) trading program.