The 50MW Boulder Solar II project of NV Energy, situated in Las Vegas, Nevada has started delivering power.

Boulder Solar II is the 14th solar energy resource to serve customers in Nevada, and one of 43 diverse renewable energy projects that are helping to meet the electricity needs of NV Energy customers. 

It is located southeast of Las Vegas adjacent to the Boulder Solar I resource, which also recently was completed by SunPower and is helping the City of Las Vegas serve its city buildings, parks and lighting with 100% green energy.  Combined, these two projects represent the largest solar energy resource serving NV Energy customers.

NV Energy Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure senior vice president Pat Egan noted that the Boulder Solar II project not only benefits NV Energy customers, but also has a positive impact on all residents in Nevada as well as a major customer that is now receiving the renewable energy credits associated with the project.

Egan said: "All Nevadans benefit from the economic development associated with the construction of another new renewable energy facility in our state, and the renewable energy credits help encourage major customers with impressive sustainability goals to locate in or stay in Nevada. 

"Additionally, our company and our customers benefit because these power purchase agreements help diversify our generation portfolio and provide long-term sources of renewable energy and capacity at a predictable and low price."

Boulder Solar II is owned by AEP Renewables LLC, a subsidiary of American Electric Power. SunPower is providing ongoing operation and maintenance services for the facility on behalf of AEP Renewables.

SunPower Americas Power Plants senior vice president Ty Daul noted that the Boulder Solar II power plant is the result of the competitive cost of solar energy today, as well as NV Energy's GreenEnergy Rider program that helps commercial customers achieve their renewable energy goals. 

Daul said: "The facility is constructed with high-efficiency SunPower technology and will reliably maximize energy production on that site for decades and utilize Nevada's abundant, emission-free solar resource. We are pleased to partner with AEP Renewables and NV Energy on this important project."

At the Boulder Solar sites, SunPower installed SunPower Oasis Power Plant technology, a fully integrated, modular solar power block that is engineered to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy large solar projects while maximizing power generation and optimizing land use.