Sempra inaugurates first phase of Copper Mountain 2 PV plant, announces additional 250 MW project

In addition to Copper Mountain 2, Sempra has announced the 250 MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project
In addition to Copper Mountain 2, Sempra has announced the 250 MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler on March 15th, 2013 joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (San Diego, California, U.S.) officials and community leaders to dedicate the state's newest solar energy project, the 92-megawatt (MW) first phase of the company's Copper Mountain Solar 2 facility in Boulder City.

Copper Mountain Solar 2 is one of the North America's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. When its second phase will be completed in 2015, the PV plant’s total operating capacity will be 150 MW, or enough energy for 45,000 homes.

The first phase of construction of Copper Mountain Solar 2 began in December 2011 and created approximately 650 construction jobs, Sempra notes.

 

Nevada to become the western hub of renewable energy activity

"Large-scale projects such as this shows that Nevada continues to be a leader in developing renewable energy and is another step towards making our state the western hub of renewable energy activity," Gov. Sandoval said.

"With an abundance of sunshine in the Silver State, this project will harness the sunlight and turn it into clean electricity, while creating jobs for Nevadans. I'm pleased to be a part of this dedication ceremony."

 

250 MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 project announced

During the dedication, Martin announced the start of construction at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's largest solar PV project, Copper Mountain Solar 3. When completed in 2015, the PV plant will be capable of generating 250 MW, or enough electricity to power about 80,000 homes.

It will create an estimated 500 construction jobs and eight permanent positions. In all, Copper Mountain Solar 1, Copper Mountain Solar 2 and Copper Mountain Solar 3 will represent one of the largest solar power complexes in the U.S., capable of generating 458 MW.

 

 

2013-03-18 | Courtesy: Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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