Switch announces big Gigawatt 1 joint solar project

By , Las Vegas Sun — Switch plans to build the sin­gle largest solar project port­fo­lio in the coun­try in Neva­da, the tech­nol­o­gy infra­struc­ture com­pa­ny based out of Las Vegas announced today.

In a part­ner­ship with Cap­i­tal Dynam­ics, the sec­ond-largest own­er of solar projects in the U.S., the Gigawatt 1 solar project will be built in South­ern and North­ern Neva­da.

The project will gen­er­ate some of the low­est-priced solar pow­er in the world and pro­duce enough clean ener­gy to pow­er almost 1 mil­lion homes.

The project is part of Switch own­er and Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Neva­da plan that he intro­duced in 2015. Among Switch’s goals, the com­pa­ny wants to pow­er its data cen­ters with 100 per­cent renew­able ener­gy.

The foun­da­tion of Gigawatt Neva­da is that Neva­da should har­ness the sun the same way Alas­ka har­ness­es its oil to sig­nif­i­cant­ly ben­e­fit all Nevadans,” Roy said. “Neva­da enjoys the best solar win­dow in the nation and so we Nevadans should not only be using solar for our­selves, but export­ing it through­out the west­ern U.S. to cre­ate new jobs, tax rev­enue, eco­nom­ic diver­si­fi­ca­tion, and raise ener­gy inde­pen­dence.”

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