Project Details

Name: 
Copper Mountain Solar 3
Description: 
Cupertino Electric solar energy construction project built for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development in Boulder City, Nevada.
Location: 
Boulder City, NV
Project Size: 
250 MW
Project Attributes: 
Green

“This is a significant project in the solar market. We are delighted to have partnered with Cupertino Electric to leverage our global design, engineering and project management expertise to jointly deliver this prominent project to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.”

Tom Dodson, vice president, construction for Amec Foster Wheeler
Project Categories: Solar, Western, Plans and Specs
Project Summary: 

Cupertino Electric installed more than one million solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on this 250 megawatt (MW) AC Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (Sempra) and Consolidated Edison Development (Con Ed), working alongside international engineering and project management company, AMEC Foster Wheeler. Construction on the 1,400-acre project featuring a fixed-tilt solar racking design began in September 2013. The 250-MW solar project for Sempra and Con Ed represents the third Copper Mountain Solar development built by Sempra located in Boulder City, near Las Vegas, Nevada. The existing two Copper Mountain Solar projects are already online, and, with the addition of the third phase, represent some of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in the United States.

“This is a significant project in the solar market,” said Tom Dodson, vice president, construction for Amec Foster Wheeler. “We are delighted to have partnered with Cupertino Electric to leverage our global design, engineering and project management expertise to jointly deliver this prominent project to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.”

During the peak of the project’s two-year construction schedule, Copper Mountain Solar 3 created approximately 500 solar jobs. The facility will be commercially operational and capable of producing enough electricity to power roughly 80,000 homes by mid-2015. Completion of the Copper Mountain Solar project brought Cupertino Electric’s total installed solar capacity to 1,000-MW, making the company one of the largest solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) players in the United States.

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