Business briefly: Carson business offering Livescan fingerprinting |

Business briefly: Carson business offering Livescan fingerprinting

Fingerprinting Express, located on William Street in Carson City, celebrates its ribbon cutting with Mayor Bob Crowell. The store is the only Northern Nevada Livescan fingerprinting vendor approved by the state Department of Education.

Carson business offering Livescan fingerprinting

The Nevada Department of Education has chosen locally owned Fingerprinting Express as one of five private companies to provide Livescan fingerprinting for educator licensure in Nevada.

According to Nevada state law, every person seeking a new or renewed educator license through the state of Nevada must submit a complete set of fingerprints that will be submitted to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Department of Education accepts electronically transmitted fingerprints. Livescan fingerprinting technology eliminates human error and in some cases may be verified as quickly as 24 hours after submission, compared to six to eight weeks for ink fingerprints.

Fingerprinting Express, at 1958 E. William St. in Carson City and 1320 E. Plumb Lane in Reno, is the only approved Northern Nevada vendor.

NV Energy seeking input about Subscription Solar program

NV Energy has proposed to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada a Subscription Solar pilot program as an additional renewable energy option for its customers. A survey that closes on Monday is available at to collect information about customer interest in the program.

The proposed Subscription Solar pilot program provides an opportunity for NV Energy customers who are either unable or unwilling to participate in existing rooftop renewable energy products, but are interested in expanding Nevada’s renewable energy economy.

If the program is approved as filed, customers will be able to subscribe to 100 kWh ‘blocks’ of solar energy and in return will receive a solar production credit on their bill for these blocks. The program will charge a small premium to customers, but does not require any long term contracts or up-front investments. NV Energy will acquire up to 10 MW of solar energy from facilities that will be developed in northern and southern Nevada specifically to serve the Subscription Solar program and its participants.

The Subscription Solar program offering is contingent on PUCN approval. For more information, go to