What homeowner wouldn’t like to live in a house that produces as much energy as it uses during the year? Such houses, termed “Zero Energy” homes (and their precursors, “Zero Energy Ready” homes) will be explained during a seminar on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno, 450 Sinclair St. The public is invited but a $10 registration fee is required.
A new city of Las Vegas partnership with the Boston-based tech company Soofa is helping take the guesswork out of public transportation downtown, with a little help from the Southern Nevada sun. Solar panel-powered digital boards are going in at each of the city’s seven Downtown Loop stops, giving riders updates about when the next shuttle will arrive and other downtown-relevant content.
The benefits for businesses installing solar energy systems is the focus of a forum to be held the afternoon of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair St., Reno.
Things are heating up in the Reno area as the nation’s largest provider of solar power officially announced its arrival in Northern Nevada. SolarCity launched its service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City on February 17, allowing customers to start placing orders for solar panel installations. The company’s entry into the area further expands its footprint in the Silver State. Nevada became the 15th state served by SolarCity after it launched in the Las Vegas area in May of last year.