Sunworks Hiring in Nevada....
Business booming. Can't prove it by the SP... LOL!
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The last few years have been a struggle for Nevada solar companies
"It's been tough but we're pretty proud we're the one company that stuck around through everything," said Casey Coffman of Sunworks. "We stuck by our customers and kept people employed and we're really happy to take advantage of that now."
Thanks to new legislation passed in the last Nevada session, residential solar is economically viable again. Sunworks has seen a big boost in business and the company is looking to hire more than two dozen people by the end of the year.
"These are good-paying jobs," Coffman said. "We have installation jobs, electrician jobs, sales jobs, administrative jobs; pretty much anything it takes to run a construction business, we're looking to hire."
He says there are other benefits besides positive net metering rates to take advantage of.
"NV Energy has an incentive; there are federal tax credits that expire in a couple of years, so there's never been a better time to take advantage of the tax benefits and the utility benefits as well."
It's a process that, start to finish, usually takes about two months.
"The biggest thing its to keep an open mind and get a quote," said Pierce Moran, who specializes in sales for the company. "Just get all the information so you can evaluate whether it's a good choice for you and your family."
The installation process usually only takes a day so you can see savings almost immediately.
"On day one you've added 97% of the cost of the solar system to the value of your home," Coffman said.
Now solar is a viable option for many homeowners.
"More than half the homes in Reno could benefit from solar; they have a good enough roof aspect with minimal shade," Coffman said.
But what about people who rent, or homeowners with shaded roofs? Sunworks is one of the companies looking ahead to the next legislative session, working to bring community solar to Nevada so more people can take advantage of the Silver State sunshine.
"It's definitely something we're working on and our company is very involved with legislation to help the industry move forward in a positive way," Moran said. "Hopefully at some point there will be an opportunity for more people to buy clean energy at a discounted rate."