NextEra Energy Resources' 20MW Mountain View Solar Energy Project near Las Vegas has begun commercial operation.
NextEra's subsidiary Mountain View Solar designed and installed the 20MW project spanning 146 acres of the Mountain View Industrial Park, Clark County in North Las Vegas, with 84,000 panels installed .
Power generated from the plant is to be sold to Nevada’s public utility, NV Energy, via a power purchase agreement. NV Energy upped its renewables drive after being acquired by MidAmerican Energy in August.
Development of the project began in 2010 and construction in June 2013, employing more than 100 construction workers and engaging 40 local businesses.
“We are proud to be a part of an initiative that not only supports NV Energy's renewable energy supply, but has also helped to power Clark County's local economy,” said NextEra Energy Resources President and CEO, Armando Pimentel.
NextEra also recently gained approval for its 485MW Blythe PV plant in California.