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Season 4, Episode 70 of 99

The future of home-based solar power in on the line in one of the sunniest places in the US -- Nevada. The debate is focused on the electric bill rebates received and utility fees paid by people who install solar panels and provide excess power to the electrical grid. Solar advocates say recent changes in the so-called "net metering" rates is deterring solar panel installation and threatens the future of the industry. Utility companies, still reliant on fossil fuels to generate most of their power, argue rate changes are necessary to help pay for the costs of their power plants and for those with solar panels to pay their fair share of maintaining the grid. On Sunday, NewsHour Special Correspondent John Larson reports on the controversy from Las Vegas.

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