08 Feb '12, 1pm

Solar Power To Pay Nevada City’s Debt, Government Costs For Decades

Solar Power To Pay Nevada City’s Debt, Government Costs For Decades

Copper Mountain Solar 1, the largest solar PV plant in America Boulder City, Nevada is best known as the home of Hoover Dam, once the largest hydroelectric power plant in the country. But the rapid expansion of solar power projects is quickly making a name for the city as the first solar-financed town in America. A solar power building boom is happening in the community, located about 25 miles south of Las Vegas. This boom will soon generate enough revenue to eliminate Boulder City’s municipal debt and stabilize its financial needs for years to come, according to Mayor Roger Tobler . The city is already home to Copper Mountain Solar 1 , the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the U.S. at 58 megawatts (MW), and Nevada Solar 1 , a 65-MW concentrated solar power facility. But local officials, sensing a unique opportunity to expand renewable energy in their community, se...

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