Nevadans spend over $5,000 each year on energy , between electricity and natural gas for their homes and gasoline for their cars. You could cut your energy expenditures in half by investing in clean energy measures such as better insulation, more efficient heating and air conditioning, electric vehicles, and solar, while also making the air you breathe healthier and you home more comfortable and safe.
The Nevada Clean Energy Fund is launching a program to help Nevadans navigate the process of home and vehicle upgrades and provide them with the financial and technical resources to reduce their energy bills and realize the benefits of clean energy. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our programs. In the meantime, below are some resources that are already available.
Source: US Energy information Administration (EIA). Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).
The Inflation Reduction Act includes rebates for, within a certain income bracket, up to $8k for a heat pump, $1,600 for insulation, $1,750 for heat pump water heater, $840 for an electric range or oven and electric heat pump clothes drier, $4k for an upgraded electrical panel, and $2,500 for wiring work. The Inflation Reduction Act also boosts and extends EV, solar, and other clean energy tax credits. Stay tuned.
NV Energy offers residents a free home energy assessment, free smart thermostat, solar net metering, and incentives for efficient A/C units, efficient pool pumps, and EV chargers. If NV Energy is not your utility, reach out to your local utility for information on their programs.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides homeowners and renters at or below 200% of the federal poverty line with free home energy upgrades, including better insulation, efficient light bulbs, air sealing, and solar screens.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program offers grants and loans for homeowners, including for home repairs such as weatherization, roof repair or replacement, and other improvement measures.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Federal Housing Administration insures mortgages for families to finance energy efficiency improvements in their homes. Click below for more information and to see the list of approved lenders in Nevada.
We compiled a list of energy saving tips and resources, including steps that you can take in your home, and independent standards and information on energy efficient appliances such as ENERGY STAR® and DOE's Energy Saver.
Use a contractor certified in the state of Nevada who can conduct diagnostic tests before and after the work has been completed and who is committed to following all manufacturer installation guidelines.
Solar NV is the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates Nevadans about the benefits of renewable energy and encourages and promotes the use of sustainable energy technology.