Boulder City, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) participated in an event celebrating the opening of Boulder Solar I Facility, a solar power plant located in Boulder City. The ceremony brought attention to the potential for renewable energy to fuel economic growth and generate employment opportunities throughout the state.
“The Boulder Solar I facility will utilize Nevada’s abundant natural resources to bring affordable, efficient, sustainable energy to thousands of Nevadans,” said Sen. Cortez Masto. “Projects like this one will lead our economy into the future, and are an example of what can be achieved through partnerships between the public and private sectors. I will continue to do everything in my power as U.S. Senator to support and encourage vital renewable energy projects that create jobs and make Nevada a leader in the renewable energy sector.”
The Boulder Solar I Facility is located in Clark County, approximately 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and will provide power to 30,000 homes. Construction of Boulder Solar I began in January 2016, and the facility began commercial operation in December 2016. The facility consists of approximately 288,000 tracker-mounted panels manufactured by SunPower and sits on approximately 542 acres. The facility dedication was jointly hosted by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, its partner, SunPower Corp., and NV Energy.