May 1, 2014 - SolarCity is launching its solar service in Nevada for the first time. The nation’s solar power provider will make it possible for many Las Vegas area homeowners to install solar panels for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for electricity from the local utility. SolarCity can allow Nevada homeowners to go solar for as little as $30 per month, with design, installation, financing, insurance, monitoring and a performance guarantee included.
SolarCity will begin taking the first orders from Nevada homeowners today. The company will participate in NV Energy’s SolarGenerations Program. SolarCity expects to begin installing at the end of October and will accommodate customers on a first-come, first-served basis. The company will initially serve customers of NV Energy in the greater Las Vegas Area, including the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, Winchester, Paradise, Henderson and Boulder City.
Nevada has the potential to be one of the largest solar markets in America. The state receives among the greatest amount of direct sunlight of any state in the U.S., and Las Vegas is tied for third among the sunniest cities in the nation, according to the National Climatic Data Center.