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Big solar energy announcement expected Monday

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 19:13:24-05

A major announcement on solar energy in Nevada is expected Monday.

SolarCity said the announcement is scheduled for 10:45 a.m.

SolarCity had halted sales and laid off 650 employees in Nevada following the Public Utilities Commission's decision to increase rates for solar users through NV Energy.

Sunrun and Premier Solar Solutions had also laid off workers and ceased business following the decision.

Last week, Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross announced a solar financing ordinance that seeks to help paying for solar energy in the city.