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.
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?