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


Personal Author(s) : Haarklau, Lynn ; Henderson, Jeffrey ; Blazi, Jeffrey ; Burris, Martin ; Kitchen, Lynn ; Myhrer, Keith ; Roe, John ; Schmidt, Bernd


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA636116


Report Date : Aug 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 66


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.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *POWER SUPPLIES , AIR QUALITY , ARRAYS , CONDUITS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , LAND USE , PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS(SEMICONDUCTOR) , SAFETY , SOILS , SOLAR SYSTEM , SOLID WASTES , WATER RESOURCES


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