Copper Mountain Solar created jobs and was made possible through tax credit passed by Reid
March 11, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today congratulated Sempra Energy after its Copper Mountain Solar project was recently named “Solar Project of the Year.” The project in Boulder City created 350 construction jobs by taking advantage of the investment tax credit that Reid led to passage in 2008. The 48-megawatt solar installation, which is made up of 775,000 thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, generates enough energy to power almost 14,000 homes.
“I congratulate Sempra for being recognized for building this award winning project – made possible by Federal renewable energy tax credits I secured to help boost Nevada’s clean energy industry,” Reid said. “Copper Mountain Solar put Nevadans back on the job and the One Nevada Transmission Line will soon do the same thanks to the Economic Recovery Act. These types of projects are exactly what we need to get our economy back on track. However, we need to do more and I won’t stop fighting to create jobs until every Nevadan who wants to work has that opportunity.”
Copper Mountain Solar beat out hundreds of competing solar projects nationwide to win the award from Renewable Energy World as part of its 2011 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards.