James Montgomery, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com
September 02, 2013 | 2 Comments
Projects tallied: 3
Clean energy jobs from projects in operation: -
Clean energy jobs from projects in progress: 44
Clean energy jobs from projects announced: 536
Nevada ranked tenth in E2's clean energy jobs announcements for 2Q13. A new battery plant opened by K2 in Henderson is expected to add 200 jobs, while Boulder Solar Power's 350-MW facility is expected to create up to 370 jobs from construction to operation & maintenance. Also, TGP Dixie Development's 70-MW geothermal plant and 230-kV transmission line would create another 166 jobs.
Future green job expansion is likely, as Nevada's major public utility NV Energy plans to shutter over 500-W of coal plants and increase investments in renewable energy. Also, the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians are mapping out 1.5 GW of renewable energy projects, starting with a 250-MW solar farm; last year the tribe received approval for a 350-MW solar farm, the first utility-scale project on American Indian tribal lands. Apple's ~20-MW solar array at a Reno data center amounts to another 100 jobs, while MGM Resorts' planned 6.2-MW rooftop solar project at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas could top 1000 jobs.