Northern Nevada general contractors who've been hard pressed to find work this summer have found a boon in a handful of photovoltaic installation projects for the Washoe County School District.
Companies such as Nelson Electric, Frank Lepori Construction and United Construction all landed solar installation projects at Washoe County schools. Work is expected to be completed this summer.
Robbie Nelson, head estimator for Nelson Electric, says his company has been taking a much closer look at solar projects. Nelson Electric won three solar contracts.
"They are fairly important. It is work when there really isn't a lot of other work," …