The largest solar power system in North America is now online. The plant is located on Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas. It will save a staggaring $1 million in power cost for the base plus reduce CO2 emissions by 24,000 tons per year.
"The photovoltaic system is made up of 72,000 solar panels," MetaEfficient. "It's enough to provide 30% of the electric needs on the base, where 12,000 people work and 7,215 people live. But at 14 megawatts the power output of this system is modest, compared to the solar thermal Nevada One project which generates 64 megawatts of power. MMA Renewable Ventures, LLC has financed and will operate the solar power plant, selling electricity to Nellis Air Force Base at a guaranteed fixed rate for the next 20 years."
The plant was privately constructed and will recover it's construction costs by selling power to the base.
Stats for Air Force Base Goes Green
Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 3,995 clicks in 439 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Air Force Base Goes Green
Related: 73 examples / 56 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 27 similar articles, including: automotive air filters, all-day battery gaming laptops, and abandoned military base museums.
Air Force Base Goes Green
More Stats +/-
All-Day Battery Gaming Laptops
Automotive Air Filters
Abandoned Military Base Museums
Outdoor Writing Retreats