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Feb 09

Nevada to Attract Renewable Energy Industry

Posted in Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Energy Politics

Nevada Renewable Energy 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.

Solar.

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.

Wind.

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.

  • Frank

    Solar is big in NV! A lot of my customers want to install the problem is the rebates from the power company are limited, and you can only apply for the rebate once a year. It makes it impossible to sell a system when you have to wait a year before the approval for rebates. As a matter of fact the rebates were fully subscribed within the first hour the applications were being accepted. As a solar contractor in the northern half of the state I am discouraged by the recent merger of Sierra Pacific Power and Nevada Power. It seems all the allocations are going to the sothern half of the state. Example: My company submitted 8 applications on Aug 4, the first hour the applications were being accepted and we only received one approval. It would seem to me that all applications would be accepted but thats not the case in NV. I have decided to move the business to CA where all applications are accepted.

  • http://www.smecapitalmarkets.net Brad Smith

    I salute Team Nevada for launching this initiative. I recommend that Team Nevada organize programs to help smaller companies infuse applied green literacy and green economic drivers into their business models, plans and projects.

    Your state enables smaller companies to raise capital through the Nevada State Registered Offering which is one of the best programs in the United States.

    Through developing Green Market Intelligence http://smecapitalmarkets.net/greenresearch.aspx I discovered that very few Green Tech or Clean Tech initiatives focus on helping smaller companies even though small business is the primary source of new job creation.

    The Green Market Intelligence list of articles is a free resource to help stakeholders and decision makers identify starting points to begin infusing applied green literacy and green economic drivers into their business models, plans and projects.

    Combining Team Nevada’s vision with the Nevada State Registered Offering program in a context that helps smaller companies develop green goods and services will create one of the nation’s most dynamic economic development programs. This can bring new businesses to Nevada and help local businesses identify new opportunities. Keep up the good work Team Nevada.

  • steve

    I Love the fact that Solar & Wind energy are finally getting their just Due! It’s too bad that Big Oil still tries every avenue to put a damper on it!!! All in the name of “GREED” ! Let’s do something to save our planet for future generations and Solar is it!!

  • http://www.diy-energy.org Russ

    I am just glad we finally have an administration that is not in bed with the oil companies so we can see more of these positive changes taking place.

  • http://excelrite.com Shashi Phadke

    I am very happy to find at last a major initiative is being taken by a state that is so rich in the renewable energy resources. I hope others follow too.

  • Ralph Perez

    I fear that the many of the projects in NV are only for the benefit of the big utilities, and are backed by big oil. They are metering the sun and making the consumer ultimately pay for it.

    Allow multiple incentives for the people (small businesses and consumers) of Nevada to use their own rooftop and carport solar, so the overall long term economic and construction climate can improve.

    Take a look at the statistics on how many homeowners and businesses are presently using rooftop solar at this very moment in this sunshine rich state. Not very encouraging.


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