SolarCity Expands to Nevada, Will Serve Metro Las Vegas Starting this Fall

The emergence of solar power as a viable option of fueling residences during recent years has been a lucrative enterprise in the California and Arizona, two of the sunniest states in the entire country. Now, Nevada is seeing serious interest from one of the largest companies committed to raising the profile of the alternative energy method of powering homes. SolarCity recently announces that it is vastly expanding its operations in the state of Nevada, and its push will begin with residences in the city of Las Vegas and the neighboring area.

In recent years, solar power has become a viable power source for residences in sun-drenched California and Arizona. Now, Nevada is seeing serious interest from a major provider. SolarCity recently announced plans to expand its operations in the state, beginning with residences in metropolitan Las Vegas.

SolarCity will begin its homeowners’ coverage for a monthly $30 fee, a rate considerably lower than what a conventional utility would charge. The solar power provider will offer design, installation, financing, insurance, monitoring and a performance guarantee. Installations will begin in October on a first-come, first-served basis.

The company will participate in NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program, which is scheduled to begin this summer. Initially, the program will be available to NV Energy customers in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, Winchester, Paradise, Henderson and Boulder City.  

According to a statement, the move could also boost the market for greeh tech-related jobs. SolarCity will double its current 400-member workforce in the state, thus making Nevada the company’s largest location. The company has been dominant in the solar power-heavy markets of California and Arizona, with a current cap of nearly $4.9 billion.