Renewable Energy

Churchill County is proud to support the local economy with many different types of renewable energy within its borders. From geothermal power to wind to solar, the ability to use renewable energy has put Churchill County far ahead of many other counties. Renewable energy facilities are located throughout Churchill County. For example, one facility located 10 miles east of Fallon, is both a geothermal and solar power plant comprising 89,000 solar panels that can generate 59 megawatts, which is capable of powering more than 30,000 homes.

Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department installed three separate shade structures for generating solar power. These structures, located throughout the 3C Event Complex (formerly the Churchill County Fairgrounds), generate power for three separate buildings.