Nevada’s New Solar Fees Have People Furious

By Katie Fehrenbacher |January 14, 2016

“Don’t tax the sun!” chants a crowd of hundreds of people gathered outside of a non-descript office building in Las Vegas on Wednesday. One person holds up a neon yellow sign that reads: “Sandoval stole my sunshine,” a reference to the state’s Governor. Another reads: “Solar lives matter.”

The angry protestors are gathered outside of the office of Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission, the regulatory body that sets rules for the state’s electricity, gas, and water utilities. Among the crowd are homeowners who bought solar panels, and workers who have been earning a living by installing rooftop solar panels.

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