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BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 06:36 AM

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Thursday's decision applies only to the solar portion of the project. The wind energy aspect is still in the planning stages. Jim Kenna, the BLM's California director, made the decision, finding that Iberdrola Renewables' proposal would have Regulators reject Silurian solar farm near Death ValleyThe Desert SunUS rejects Iberdrola 200MW PV right-of-way applicationRechargeall 14  

Regulators reject Silurian solar farm near Death Valley - The Desert Sun

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 05:58 AM

The federal solar zones will soon be replaced by the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan as the overarching framework for siting solar plants — and other renewable energy projects — across 22.5 million acres of California desert. That plan Silurian Valley energy project's rejection sets benchmark for BLMLos Angeles Timesall 3  

NRG Home Solar Plans to Hire 100 in California - PV Solar Report

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:20 PM

NRG currently operates multiple utility-scale solar projects, including some of the state's largest photovoltaic fields and the world's largest solar thermal project, as well as fast-start generating units that enable renewable integration into

NRG Energy expands residential solar push into California - Recharge

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:43 PM

NRG Energy also offers solar generated electricity at the retail level through subsidiaries and partners such as Reliant Energy and Green Mountain Energy. The company also operates multiple utility-scale solar projects in California, both PV and thermal. 

No sun in California? Lack of light hinders revolutionary solar plant - RT

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:51 PM

Originally heralded as a breakthrough in green energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located near the California-Nevada border, is producing just around half of its expected energy output for 2014. “With projects like this one Debate Forum: 11/18Dayton City PaperEDITORIAL: Solar bailoutLas Vegas Review-Journalall 143  

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