Nevada Solar Works has announced its success in bidding for the contract for construction of a 1.3MW solar project in the City of Reno, Nevada. The contract, which comprises several installations, will see the construction of a 1MW fixed-tilt ground-mount system at the Reno-Stead Water Treatment Plant, as well as a total of 295kW in fixed-tilt roof- and ground-mount installations at five locations in the City.
Nevada Solar Works, the partnership entity that consists of Q&D Construction, CleanPath Renewables and Alternative Energy Solutions, won the contract from The Reno City Council. This project will be the first statewide request for proposal (RFP) to avail of Nevada state law AB 186 – in effect since October 2009, which allows for third-party ownership of renewable energy generation systems.
“Nevada has a tremendous opportunity to create a sustainable green collar economy, and these projects are a great example of the potential for solar in Nevada,” said Scott Gerz, Director of Business Development at CleanPath Renewables.
Funding for the projects is being supplied by rebates from NV Energy, federal tax incentives and grid tariff payments. Construction on the first of the installations is due to start in October 2010.