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Nevada Power 3.1MW Solar Project, Las Vegas

Project approval

February 2005

Announcement of contract

March 2005

Start of operation

Spring 2006 for Ronzone Reservoir

Output

3.1MW

Plant type

Photovoltaics

Location

Las Vegas, USA

Estimated investment

$22.6m

Financing

The Las Vegas Water District has issued financing bonds. Nevada Power will buy renewable credits, and sell surplus to the grid.

Plant owner

Water District of Las Vegas

Constructor

PowerLight Corporation

Solar cells

Sharp

Inverters

Xantrex

Approvals body

Utilities Commission of Nevada

Photovoltaic systems

Eleven ground-mounted Power Trackers

DC-AC conversion

Three 225kW Xantrex inverters

Performance monitoring

Data Acquisition System (DAS)
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