Nellis Slated to Host Another Large Solar Plant

SunPower of San Jose will construct a 19-megawatt solar photovoltaic power system at Nellis AFB, Nev., announced the company. SunPower completed a 14-megawatt solar plant at Nellis in 2007. At the time, it was the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the United States. NV Energy let the new contract. Proceeding with constructing the new solar plant in 2015 is contingent on Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission approving the contract, states SunPower’s June 4 release. “We are pleased to team again with NV Energy. In 2007, it took nine months to construct the 14-megawatt plant at Nellis,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower’s regions president. “Today, we can install more than one megawatt per day at our larger power plant sites,” he added. “NV Energy looks forward to the opportunity to bring more clean, renewable energy to power facilities and military operations at Nellis,” said Stacey Kusters, NV Energy’s vice president for renewable energy.