Accession Number:

ADA636116

Title:

Environmental Assessment for Leasing Nellis Air Force Base Land for Construction and Operation of a Solar Photovoltaic System, Clark County, Nevada

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (99TH) NELLIS AFB NV

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Nellis Air Force Base AFB proposes to lease approximately 140 acres of land within a 207- acre parcel of Area Ill for construction of a solar photovoltaic system SPVS. The SPVS would provide Nellis AFB with a cost-efficient renewable energy source to augment the existing power supply that relies on fossil fuels. The SPVS would consist of solar panel arrays sufficient to generate up 18 MW DC, which would be transformed into 13.5 MW AC. The SPVS, comprised of solar panel arrays embedded into the ground with concrete footings, would not affect the integrity of the existing power grid. Conduit would be run underground under the proposed action and above ground in Alternative Action 1. There would be light construction activities associated with the proposed action and alternative actions 1 and 2 that would include grading, trenching, and assembly of the arrays. Under the No Action Alternative, the photovoltaic array would not be constructed. Nellis AFB would seek alternative methods to meet the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Department of Defense and Air Force energy policy goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE