K Road bins massive Calico project

US solar developer K Road has binned plans for the controversial Calico project in California.

Over the past few years the embattled Calico scheme was transitioned from a purely concentrated solar power (CSP) based project to 100% PV, as well as being significantly shrunk in size amid concerns about its impact on the environment in the Mojave Desert.

New York-based K Road, an independent power producer backed by Barclays Capital, filed a letter dated 20 June to the California Energy Commission in which it requested that both the original project license and a later amendment to shift to PV be withdrawn and surrendered.

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