PEITING, GERMANY - AUGUST 11: Aerial view shows photovoltaic panels on the roof of a farm building on August 11, 2010 near Peiting, Germany. German politicians are debating the future of the government's subsidies for solar energy investments, with the federal government seeking to cut its current subsidies by between 11 and 16 percent, while local governments in Germany's Laender, especially in eastern Germany, want cuts capped at 10 percent. Germany is investing heavily in alternative energies. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Nevada is resetting energy credits that officials say will make solar panels a more affordable option for home-owners and make the state a leader in clean energy production. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday at Tesla Energy Warehouse in Las Vegas that he says will also restore hundreds of solar-related jobs. Assembly Bill 405 from Democratic Assemblyman Chris Brooks will reinstate favorable rates for residential customers to exchange some of their daytime energy for nighttime power from the state grid. Nevada’s solar industry entered a tailspin in 2015 when state utility regulators began decreasing those credits. It prompted some generator manufacturing and installation companies to make layoffs and leave the state. Tesla and Sunrun announced last week they plan to begin selling solar energy equipment in Nevada.