News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV
NV89 Discover Music

an member station


How Do You Harness Alternative Energy

Big solar and wind farms are laying claim to Nevada, but what about the homeowners and small businesses? How can they harvest energy? And how easy (or hard) is that process? Kermitt Waters tried to build a wind turbine in his backyard, but his neighborhood council shut him down. Hotels like the Golden Gate are using geothermal cooling, and the school district is inserting solar panels. Are they running into red tape? What government incentives are there? Would you put solar panels on your home? And what other options do we have to harness energy here in Las Vegas?

Kermitt Waters
Tom Price, Dir, Black Rock Solar
Chris Brooks, Dir, Bombard Renewable Energy
Paul Gerner, Assoc Superintendent for Facilities, CCSD

Support comes from

Wednesday, August 18, 2010