Sierra Nevada Corp wins 3 solar contracts with National Guard

Sparks, Nev., September 29, 2009 — Sierra Nevada Corp. won the Nevada Army National Guard’s Super Solar Phase I project to collaborate on solar energy generation projects at three National Guard sites.

SSI will provide solar photovoltaic parking lot structures at the Nevada National Guard’s Fairview Complex Headquarters in Carson City, Nev., the Las Vegas Readiness Center in south Las Vegas, and the Floyd Edsall Training Center in North Las Vegas. The combined power generated of all three plants is 3.4 MW.

SSI is a Nevada-based LLC and subsidiary of GA-SNC Solar LLC, with team members that include Sierra Nevada Corporation and Gestamp Asetym Solar North America, Inc. (GA-SOLAR).

SSI is responsible for the project financing, design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the solar PV parking lot facilities at each site. The Nevada National Guard will purchase power produced by the plants at a fixed cost per kWh for the next 20 to 35 years.

Construction on the project is expected to start in November 2009 and all three plants will be completed and operational by June 2010. This project is estimated to create 20 development and construction jobs and 2 long-term operations and maintenance jobs.

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