The first of several green jobs projects in Nevada is finally under way, and the results will help make the state the first to install a solar power plant that will generate more than $1 billion in new revenue for the state.
In May, the Nevada State Legislature passed legislation that created the Sunroof Nevada, which will provide electricity to over 10,000 homes and businesses in the state, and will generate $400 million in new tax revenue annually.
Sunroofthe state is currently paying a $50 million loan to the Nevada Electric Power Authority (NEPA) to build the project, which is expected to generate $300 million in tax revenue.
The project is expected create an estimated 500 permanent jobs, and 1,200 construction jobs.
Sunroof is expected produce between 1,100 and 1.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, depending on how much electricity the plant produces.
That will allow the utility to sell the power back to the grid and offset the loss of the electricity generated from solar power plants that are lost due to natural disasters.
According to the company that is building the project—Sunroofthedepartment.com—the project is designed to produce power of up to 50 percent more energy than the average residential system.
The solar panels are expected to produce more than 1,400 kilowatts of power.
The plant is being built in a project called the Sunbattery Project at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel.
“The Sunbatter project will provide millions of jobs in the Nevada economy, including more than 3,000 permanent jobs and thousands of construction jobs, as well as millions of dollars in tax revenues that will help create millions of new homes and thousands more businesses across the state,” said Sunbattler, founder and CEO of Sunbattenepartment, LLC.
“The Nevada Solar Energy Industries Association (NSIA), NVSE, and Sunbatto have worked together to make this project a reality, and we look forward to continuing to build jobs and generate revenue as we build more solar energy projects across Nevada.”
Sunrooste is working with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NVDOT), Nevada Power Authority, and other agencies to build and operate the project.
Construction is expected begin in the first half of 2019, and is expected start with the installation of a single Sunroostener in Las Vegas.
Sunbatten said that the Sunbeam solar panel array in Las Venegas will be installed on the front of a building that will house the solar panels.
The building will include a small kitchen and a bedroom area, and it will also include a restroom and a laundry room.
The facility will also have a rooftop deck, and solar panels will be available for sale to nearby property owners and businesses.