US approves two large PV projects

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

The US Interior Department (DOI) has approved the siting of two large utility-scale solar PV projects totaling 550MW on public lands in California and Nevada.

The 300MW Stateline Solar Farm project will be built in San Bernardino County, California, and supply electricity for 90,000 homes. The 250MW Silver State South project will be located in Nevada and power 80,000 homes.

Southern California Edison has committed to buying the full output from both projects over a 20-year period.

First Solar is developing both projects. Last year it sold Silver State South to NextEra Energy, the largest owner of utility-scale projects in North America.

First Solar has agreed to undertake significant design changes and mitigation measures for the Stateline Solar Farm Log in to read complete article.

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