Big Solar Project News From U.S. and India
Today, India’s New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah announced 1,000 megawatts of solar power will installed by 2013. 500 megawatts will come from photovoltaicresources, while the other 500 megawatts will come from solar thermalprojects. India plans to have generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020.
Over 2,000 applications for 5 MW photovoltaic projects have beensubmitted to the ministry. Currently, the government is paring throughthe applications to pick the best 100 applications.
Meanwhile in California, the New York Times reports, federal regulators are nearing approval of the 1,000 MW Blythe Solar Power Project. This solar thermal project’s energy output would be capable of powering 800,000 homes. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a finalenvironmental impact statement for the project– considered the lasthurdle before final approval.
According to the BLM’s Holly Roberts, approval could come in October: "We’re already beginning work on the record of decision, our hope is to package it all together for one big signing."
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