Nevada's Governor Jim Gibbons has signed two new solar energy bills into law. The first, AB 522, extends tax abatements for renewable energy power plant development. The second, SB 358, increases the state's renewable electricity targets and makes some improvements to the SolarGenerations rebate program.

"Unfortunately, the bill in its final form falls short of creating a robust rooftop and small scale solar market. The 5 percent distributed solar carve-out we supported would have created upwards of 6,700 jobs in the state by 2020." -- Julia Curtis, Sharp Solar, Solar Alliance's Nevada Lead