SunPower Corp. joined NV Energy in dedicating a new 15MW SunPower® solar power system that is now operating at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
SunPower designed and constructed the project. Approximately 150 jobs were created during construction of the plant and to strengthen NV Energy's transmission and distribution infrastructure for the Air Force base.
"We appreciate the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, Senator Reid, Governor Sandoval and others for their support of our efforts to reduce our dependency on coal-fired generation and to replace it with environmentally friendly renewable resources," said NV Energy President and CEO Paul Caudill.
"Increasingly, the U.S. military is relying on solar power to ensure a cost-effective, emission-free electricity supply for its operations," said Tom Werner, SunPower President and CEO. "We congratulate Nellis Air Force Base for its leading commitment to solar, and we are proud to partner with NV Energy on innovative large-scale solar projects like this one that deliver high-performance and long-term value for the utility and its customers."