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3,000 construction jobs and 250 operational jobs are at stake in a major solar panel project proposed for southern Nevada. While the final location has not been identified, the proposed project is 5 times the cost of the recently completed Crescent Dunes solar plant, also in Nye County.

The 10-tower project could take up as much as 10,000 acres and is likely to be built on Bureau of Land Management property.

Construction start date could be 2-3 years out as the builder SolarReserve is still in the engineering and permitting phase.

One of the interesting aspects of the project is that the scale is such that excess capacity becomes an exportable product for Nevada. With vast amounts of remote land in the desert southwest, this could become an example project for large-scale utility solar power with interstate transmission in the future.

Let’s make it happen.” — SolarReserve calls its Crescent Dunes plant the world’s first utility-scale solar power plant with fully-integrated energy storage technology. Massive solar project valued at $5B, with 3k jobs planned in Nye County

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