Copper Mountain Solar Facility
|Copper Mountain Solar Facility|
Copper Mountain Solar 1 (at left)
|Location||Boulder City, Nevada|
|Construction began||January 2010|
|Commission date||December 1, 2010|
|Construction cost||$141 million|
|Solar farm information|
|Photovoltaic modules||775,000 First Solar panels|
|Power generation information|
|Installed capacity||150 MW|
|Maximum capacity||418 MW|
|Annual generation||316 GW·h|
|As of February 2013|
The Copper Mountain Solar Facility is a 150 MWp solar photovoltaic power plant in Boulder City, Nevada.Sempra Generation announced on December 1, 2010 that it had finished the project and the facility was generating electricity. When the facility entered service, it was the largest photovoltaic plant in the U.S. at 58 MW.
An expansion of the facility by more than 200 MW was approved in 2010. On August 4, 2011, Sempra announced a plan to expand the facility by 92 MW to be online in January 2013 and another 58 MW to be added by 2015.
- Copper Mountain Solar I
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- Sempra to expand Copper Mountain solar plant, Reuters, Aug 4, 201
- Copper Mountain Solar 2