Bombard Renewable Energy announces the completion of a 559 kW project for Republic Services’ new recycling center complex. The new recycling complex in North Las Vegas will utilize solar photovoltaic panels to help generate electricity. It has been installed on an 110,000-square-foot building adjacent to its existing 88,000-square-foot facility. Bombard Renewable Energy has provided the roof-mounted 559 kW DC system using 1,776 solar modules. Bombard Renewable Energy (Bombard), a division of Bombard Electric, LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., handled the engineering, procurement and construction for the project that is expected to produce more than 900 MW hours per year, enough to power the equivalent of approximately 60 homes in Southern Nevada. The facility recently held its grand opening, and is expected to eventually employ 180 full-time people.
The Southern Nevada Recycling Complex will serve more than 535,000 households throughout the area, including the cities of North Las Vegas, Las Vegas and Henderson, as well as Clark County. It is expected to accommodate future growth in the Valley, and increased commercial, industrial, and construction and demolition recycling demands throughout southern Nevada. A learning center will also be on site, providing education on the importance of recycling and sustainability. The learning center will be a first-of-its-kind, interactive resource for the community, as well as for visitors and sustainability-minded tourists from around the world.
Bo Balzar, Bombard Renewable Energy operations manager, said the facility will have a significant positive impact on the environment.
“Along with the facility’s state-of-the-art environmental services, the solar power system will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide by the equivalent of 72,700 trees over the next thirty years” Balzar said. Additionally, more than 21 million gallons of water will be saved over that period. This is based on replacing the production of water-cooled coal plants, nuclear power plants, and gas-fired powered plants that use water as part of the generation process.
Bombard Renewable Energy serves commercial, utility, residential and non-profit customers in both the public and private sectors in and around Las Vegas. Bombard Renewable Energy of Las Vegas was recently named No. 47 on Solar Power World’s 2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors list. Bombard Electric has been doing business in Nevada since 1982 and is a member of MDU Construction Services Group, an industry-leading construction services company with locations across the country. MDU Construction Services Group is part of MDU Resources Group, Inc.