2015 Mountain Region Forecast Some large solar projects in New Mexico and Nevada top the list of green construction projects in this region. / First Solar

2015 Mountain Region Forecast

Tesla Corp.'s $5 billion "Gigafactory" leads the construction headlines, but there's a lot more, including $8 billion worth of projects are in Sin City’s construction pipeline, both on the Las Vegas Strip and in the suburbs. Phoenix enjoyed some massive population growth from 2012-2013, with over 71,000 new residents moving to the Valley of the Sun. Overall, electrical sales in the Mountain region is expected to grow by 5.5% in 2015.

Nevada is grabbing most of the construction headlines this year in the Mountain Region, with the news that Tesla would be building its $5 billion gigafactory outside of Reno, Nev., and the Las Vegas Review-Journal report that more than $8 billion worth of projects are in Sin City’s construction pipeline, both on the Las Vegas Strip

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