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The state of solar power in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV, holds fifth place in the Shining Cities 2019 report of top cities in the U.S. when it comes to per capita solar installations. When it comes to total solar installations in the city, Las Vegas ranks a strong ninth in the U.S.

The city is a hotbed for solar adoption and one of the best places to go solar in the U.S. The geographic location is absolutely perfect, right in the middle of the "sweet spot” for solar production with plenty of sunny days.

How much solar power does Las Vegas, NV produce?

Las Vegas has a solar capacity of around 104.1 MW. The per capita numbers are even better at 162.2 W per person. The only cities that rank ahead of Las Vegas are Honolulu, San Diego, San Jose, and Burlington.

The situation is favorable outside of Las Vegas as well, as Nevada currently has a solar capacity of 3,276.66 MW, which is good enough for sixth place in the U.S. Those numbers are expected to grow in the next five years, with 5,300 MW of additional solar installations joining the grid.

Is solar power generation feasible in Las Vegas, NV?

Las Vegas and Nevada in general, are geographically in the middle of the hot zone, which is ideal for solar power generation. There are very few places in the U.S. that can even come close to the number of sunny days or the amount of solar radiation.

Las Vegas receives more than 6.5 hours per square meter per day of solar energy, depending on the index used. These numbers put Las Vegas very near the top in the U.S.

While having a geographical advantage, Las Vegas and the State of Nevada, are not among the most progressive areas when it comes to local legislation and subsidies to fuel solar adoption. In addition to that, the average cost of electricity in Las Vegas is $0.1243, which is below the national average of $0.1304. This leads to longer payback times for solar investments.

How can I start using solar in Las Vegas, NV?

If you are currently living in Las Vegas or planning to move there, chances are you have already thought about solar and the advantages it brings. Las Vegas is one of the best places to go solar in the U.S.

Whether you are a homeowner, business or homebuilder, SunPower has services and products to suit your needs. Request a free savings estimate to get started and find out how much you can save with SunPower® solar.

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