Nevada to Attract Renewable Energy Industry
As much as possible people are trying to choose clean and green technology for their energy need. They understand the gravity of pollution and its implications in the near future. People of Carson City, Nevada have presented a great example of environmental awareness to follow. They have started a private-public initiative called Team Nevada. It will look into renewable energy matters by drawing attention of businesses and supporting renewable energy technology. Team Nevada will register its presence at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America on Mar. 10 to 12 in Las Vegas.
Led by the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and NV Energy, the team also includes county and regional development agencies. Nevada has plenty of natural resources such as sun, wind and stream. “Team Nevada” will showcase information on natural resources, economic and financial incentives and educational, research and manufacturing infrastructure in Nevada. People of Nevada are planning to become a leader in developing renewable energy by attracting attention of business people. The state welcomes large and small businesses with incentive like no state income or inventory taxes.
Nevada is already running some alternative energy projects such as Nevada Solar One solar thermal power plant in Boulder City. It has the distinction of world’s third largest solar thermal power plant. The plant generates 64 MW of energy. It has also the honor of having the largest photovoltaic generating plant in the U.S. It is at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada, producing 14 MW of power.
Nevada also has the potential for wind farming. It can make available 24 million acres of economically viable sites for wind farms.
Geothermal (natural steam).
Additionally, Nevada boasts of 550 MW of geothermal and natural steam power under development. It is estimated that the project has the potential of 1,000 MW. Its prime resources are near Las Vegas and Ely. Geothermal company Ormat Technologies is based in Reno, Nevada. Ormat Technologies is a leading company in geothermal and recovered energy generation.
Nevada has the distinction of #1 rank in per capita use of geothermal energy.
Nevada has the necessary support system for its wind, solar and geothermal development. They are putting forth a 250-mile north-south transmission line by NV Energy for the transportation of energy.