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Hamilton Solar Brings the Sun to the State
Published on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 (3:02 p.m.)Several Nevada Public Works Sites Now Powered by Solar
Reno, NV (October 2012)— Hamilton Solar LLC, an industry leader in large commercial solar energy installations, announced it has completed installation and commissioning of 1.3 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaics for the State of Nevada Public Works. Built at 4 sites in Northern and Southern Nevada, the solar power now delivers clean and sustainable energy, bringing significant cost savings to the State for decades to come.
“The State Office of Energy is pleased to be involved with these solar installations,” said Stacey Crowley, director of the Nevada State Office of Energy. “These projects reflect our goal to reduce fossil fuel based energy consumption and continue to showcase Nevada’s solar potential.”
The first installation, a 116 kW ground-mount system at Jean Conservation Camp in Jean, Nevada is comprised of (492) SunTech 235-watt solar panels.
A second ground-mount system was installed at Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko and consists of (2,892) SunTech 235-watt solar panels. At 600 kW and spanning 2.5 acres, this is the largest of the four installations for the Nevada Public Works division.
A 118 kW ground-mount solution was utilized for the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Caron City and consists of (504) SunTech 235-watt solar panels.
The final installation is a combination carport, shade structure and ground-mount system consisting (1,658) SunTech 235-watt panels delivering 390 kW of clean power to the Flamingo Desert Research Institute.
“The four SolarGenerations projects installed by the State of Nevada can produce over one megawatt of electricity and they will generate about two million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, reducing the state’s energy bill,” said John Hargrove, manager of energy efficiency and conservation for NV Energy. “Nearly 32 megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy have been installed statewide since the SolarGenerations program was created by the Nevada State Legislature.”
The combined systems are expected to generate approximately 2,072,645 kilowatt hours of energy annually, providing the State of Nevada savings up to $200,000 per year.
The new solar energy systems allow the State to generate enough electricity each day to power over 574 average homes and will spare the air nearly 832 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to eliminating nearly 57.4 million miles of driving.
About Hamilton Solar
Founded in 2009, Hamilton specializes in complete, turnkey, solar energy projects, including planning, design, engineering, and installation for commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational, and government facilities in California and Nevada. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonsolarusa.com or call (775) 747-6000.