01 Sep Senator Harry Reid Calls for Modernization of Nevada’s Energy Systems
At Sol-Up, we are passionate about the country’s transition to renewable energy such as solar power. Evidently, Nevadan Federal Senator and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is passionate about the change as well. Here at Sol-Up, we’re more than just a solar panel company; we’re a philosophy of the future. During the Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, Senator Harry Reid compared Nevada’s power infrastructure to a “Model T Ford.”
The minority leader of the Democratic party pushed for new investments in solar energy and infrastructure along with other forms of renewable power, distributed storage and energy efficiency. He goes on to say, “It is clear that distributed energy, energy storage and other sources of electricity and efficiency are competing with utility-scale power plants – as they should.” Some notable guests and speakers of the summit include the President himself, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Congresswoman Dina Titus and Nevada Energy President, Paul Caudill.
Reid’s comments come with controversy over solar power harnessing and generation in the state. There is presently a regulatory cap that limits the number of new homes that can receive incentives for installing solar panels, a limit that was surpassed months earlier than expected. At least one major solar company in Nevada had to pause its growth until new regulations are issued.
Our goal is to make Las Vegas, Nevada, the solar capital of the world and want to encourage everyone to go solar. Las Vegas is the third sunniest city and the largest city with the most sun in the United States so we have all the potential to be leaders in solar power distribution. Let’s make the earth a sustainable place together. Contact us today!