Monday, July 29, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Solar installations across the country have grown nearly tenfold since 2004 and doubled from 2010 to 2012. Nevada is at the forefront of this movement and ranks second in the country with 146 solar watts per capita, according to a recent report by Environment Nevada.
Our state leaders deserve tremendous credit for a commitment to solar energy and for backing that up with policies that improved access to this pollution-free energy source for our homes and businesses. The recent progress we’ve made on solar should give us the confidence that we can take it to the next level.
Nevadans want less pollution and cleaner, local energy in their communities, and they know that solar can deliver on all counts. By setting bold goals and staying the course with strong policies to expand access to solar, we can continue to reap the benefits.