Salazar: World’s Largest Solar Power Plant to be Built in California

After months of uncertainty, California will be the site of the world’s largest solar power plant, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today as he gave final approval for the 1 gigawatt Blythe Solar Power Project to be built on public land in the Mojave Desert.

“This is the kind of project that makes believers out of skeptics,” Salazar said at a press conference this afternoon.

I wrote this article for OnEarth magazine.. You can read the rest of it here.

Update: The Greatest (Solar) Show on Earth

Twitter founder Biz Stone at Solar Power International 10

I’m reporting for The Energy Collective this week from Solar Power International — with over 27,000 people attending, it’s the largest solar industry event in North America. This year, the solar show is at the LA Convention Center. I’ve been live-tweeting at @energycolletiv and my first article is up at TEC’s site: Solar Power as Rock Star: Milli Vanilli or Herbie Hancock?

Also at TEC: Solar Power Today – and Tomorrow.

Q: Is CPV the Future of Solar? A: It Depends on the Location.