Citing our Sources


Powered by Sunshine conducts extensive research and performs most of our own analysis. We use primary data from government and non-profit organizations, and check calculations when possible.

Energy Facts, figures and studies:

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects and compiles information on all aspects of energy production and consumption. Primarily, we rely on the Nevada-specific information available at: http://www.eia.gov/state/data.cfm?sid=NV. EIA provides detailed information on the sources and uses of energy statewide.

The Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all people and purposes. They have developed a roadmap for how every state can transition to 100% clean energy by 2050, including Nevada. They also have extensive documentation available on founder Mark Jacobson's Stanford website.

Job Creation & Economic Development:

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy white paper: How does Energy Efficiency Create Jobs. This short document describes how efficiency and clean energy investments create jobs throughout the community, and provides definitions, figures and national statistics.

Nevada is well-positioned to benefit from the growing demand for advanced energy given the state’s strengths in advanced manufacturing and engineering, its abundant natural resources, and its proximity to major markets.


Additional Resources in Nevada

List of Nevada-licensed home energy auditors: https://red.prod.secure.nv.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx - just search for 'EA' in the first box for license number.


David's House: Who installed what?

Energy audit: Robert Ernst, Certified Structure Inspectors: http://www.homecsi.com/

Efficiency improvements: Paul Taylor, Sierra Green Builders: http://sierragreenbuilders.com/

Financing - Energy Efficient Mortgage: Shayla Gifford, Guild Mortgage: http://www.guildmortgage.com/officers/shaylagifford.html

Financing - Solar Loan: GreenStreet Loan through Umpqua Bank: https://www.umpquabank.com/personal-banking/greenstreet/

Solar Hot Water System: Auguste Lemaire, Sunvelope Solar: http://sunvelope.com/

Solar Photovoltaic Array: Grace Caldwell, Independent Power Company: https://www.facebook.com/independentpowercorporation/

Ground Source Heat Pump: Bruce Sanguinetti, Sierra Eco Systems: http://www.sierraecosystems.com/