E.L. Cord Automotive Technology Ctr, Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada

“This collaboration offers many benefits to the college. Economically, it makes sense for today and for the future. It allows the college to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while decreasing our demand for energy from the grid.”

Dan Neverett, Vice President, Finance & Administrative Services

Black Rock Solar installed a 49 kW ground-mounted array powering the Auto Shop at Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus. The array is expected to offset 100 percent of the center’s electricity consumption.

This is Black Rock Solar’s fourth project with WNC, and brings the college’s total solar production to an impressive 402 kilowatts. The four arrays combined are expected to produce over $50,000 in savings each year for the college.

Western Nevada College is one of the biggest consumers of renewable, environmentally friendly solar power in the Nevada higher education system.