Solar Power Panels in Nevada: Costs, Companies, and ROI

DecisionData Team
September 21, 2015

NevadaInterested in solar power in Nevada? We've got you covered. We've gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average Nevada resident spends about 0.12 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 924 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month's electric bill totaling $109.94 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Nevada

Average savings per year: $1308.78 ($109.07 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 16 years, 1 months

Is solar worth it in Nevada? Based on the price of electricity in Nevada (an average of 0.12 per kW) and very high amounts of sun (25% more than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 26% more cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are strongly recommended in Nevada.

Solar Panel Installers in Nevada

Sunrun Logo

Description: Sunrun is a residential-only solar provider in 15 states. The company estimates customers save an average of 20% on their electricity bills after costs. Features:
  • Several affordable plans available.
  • Guaranteed lifetime protection for equipment.
  • Guaranteed production rates. If they don't produce as promised, Sunrun will refund your money.
  • New home owners receive the same deals, increasing home equity.
Company highlights: Sunrun's guarantees really make it stand out - especially because one of the most common complaints with other solar panel providers is that salespeople over-promise production and leave customers stuck with money-losing systems. It's all guaranteed in writing with Sunrun.


SolarCity Logo

  Description: SolarCity is currently the largest solar provider in the nation. The company was started by two brothers, and is proud of its grassroots beginnings. Features:
  • $0 down plans available.
  • The Give Power foundation gives a solar system and battery to schools without electricity for every megawatt generated.
  • Option to lock-in power rates to avoid rising utility costs.
Company highlights: SolarCity is easy to get behind with its emphasis on helping less fortunate communities. Customers also report high satisfaction with price lock options.

Solar Power by Month in Nevada

A 5kW system will save someone in Nevada about $109.07 on an average month. Nevada residents will usually generate the most power in September. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

MonthAvailable kW / meter / dayEstimated savings / month
Jan 4.56 80.6
Feb 5.05 89.48
Mar 6.31 111.7
Apr 6.61 116.97
May 6.88 121.77
Jun 7.04 124.64
Jul 7.03 124.39
Aug 7.22 127.81
Sep 7.22 127.79
Oct 6.45 114.21
Nov 5.22 92.32
Dec 4.36 77.1

Nevada has a very high amount of solar power to capture – about 5.11 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 183 reporting zip codes in Nevada. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

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Choose from a city in Nevada below to see info on solar power panels, installation, provider, and cost effectiveness in your area.

Alamo, NV
Amargosa Valley, NV
Austin, NV
Baker, NV
Battle Mountain, NV
Beatty, NV
Blue Diamond, NV
Boulder City, NV
Bunkerville, NV
Cal Nev Ari, NV
Caliente, NV
Carlin, NV
Carson City, NV
Crescent Valley, NV
Crystal Bay, NV
Dayton, NV
Deeth, NV
Denio, NV
Dyer, NV
Elko, NV
Ely, NV
Empire, NV
Eureka, NV
Fallon, NV
Fernley, NV
Gabbs, NV
Gardnerville, NV
Genoa, NV
Gerlach, NV
Glenbrook, NV
Golconda, NV
Goldfield, NV
Hawthorne, NV
Henderson, NV
Hiko, NV
Imlay, NV
Incline Village, NV
Indian Springs, NV
Jackpot, NV
Jarbidge, NV
Jean, NV
Lamoille, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Laughlin, NV
Logandale, NV
Lovelock, NV
Lund, NV
Luning, NV
Manhattan, NV
Mc Dermitt, NV
Mc Gill, NV
Mesquite, NV
Mina, NV
Minden, NV
Moapa, NV
Montello, NV
Mountain City, NV
Nellis Afb, NV
Nixon, NV
North Las Vegas, NV
Orovada, NV
Overton, NV
Owyhee, NV
Pahrump, NV
Panaca, NV
Paradise Valley, NV
Pioche, NV
Reno, NV
Round Mountain, NV
Ruby Valley, NV
Ruth, NV
Schurz, NV
Searchlight, NV
Silver City, NV
Silver Springs, NV
Silverpeak, NV
Sloan, NV
Smith, NV
Sparks, NV
Spring Creek, NV
Stateline, NV
Sun Valley, NV
Tonopah, NV
Tuscarora, NV
Verdi, NV
Virginia City, NV
Wadsworth, NV
Washoe Valley, NV
Wellington, NV
Wells, NV
West Wendover, NV
Winnemucca, NV
Yerington, NV
Zephyr Cove, NV