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Nevada Tribe Uses Solar Power, Earns First State Rebate
The Washoe Indian Tribe of Nevada and California has achieved a milestone in renewable energy that no other group or organization has achieved before: it earned the first-ever rebate check for installing a solar power system in Nevada. The tribe received a $33,185 rebate check from Sierra Pacific Power Company for installing a 7.5-kilowatt solar power system on a small office building on Highway 395, just southeast of Lake Tahoe. See the Sierra Pacific press release and the announcement on the Washoe Tribe Web site.
According to Sierra Pacific, another 55 small commercial and residential solar projects are now under construction in Nevada and will have a combined capacity of nearly 200 kilowatts. These projects are eligible for a combined total of $1 million in rebates through the state's SolarGenerations program. See the SolarGenerations Web site.