2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 15:00:21 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Nellis Air Force Base (NV) may double solar output
Nellis wants to double the base's solar energy output

By Steve Kanigher
Las Vegas Sun (NV)
November 23, 2010

More than half of the electricity needed to power Nellis Air Force Base during daylight hours could come from solar panels instead of traditional power lines by the end of next year. It represents the Defense Department's goal to have 25 percent of its energy come from renewable sources by 2025.

Nellis is seeking public comment through Wednesday on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed solar photovoltaic system on 160 acres on a southern part of the base between Sunrise Vista Golf Course and East Carey Avenue. If it becomes reality, the plant would combine to at least double the output produced by another solar array at Nellis since 2007.

Although the Air Force has not yet decided whether to have the plant built, and its potential cost and size have not been determined, the fact it is being considered says much about the military's faith in solar power.


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