The city of Las Vegas is moving forward with a second phase to construct photovoltaic panels for placement on carports on the south parking lot at Centennial Hills Community Center, located at 6601 W. Buffalo Drive.
The solar panels are one of 15 projects that will be completed at community centers, parks and fire stations around the city this year. The city recently celebrated the completion of a $6.8 million project to install energy efficient solar carports at seven city facilities.
Construction activity began this week and will continue through September. Work will take place during daytime hours and access to the facility will be maintained throughout the period of construction. Detour signs will be posted at the south side main parking entrance directing patrons to use the north entry when spaces are not available. The handicap stalls will not be impacted by construction.
When the Centennial Hills Community Center project is complete, 133 covered stalls within the south parking lot will be combined with the previously completed 129 stalls on the north parking lot. Approximately 203,000 megawatts of power will be generated, providing $33,770 per year in energy savings for the facility.
Funding for the solar covered parking plan comes from New Clean Renewable Energy bonds and NV Energy Rebates.
Martin Harris is the contractor. City of Las Vegas Department of Public Works personnel are managing the project.