Thursday, April 19, 2012

Solar Farm with Folsom Tie OK'd in South State

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors has approved a series of large solar power projects being developed by Folsom-based 8minutenergy Renewables LLC.

The solar generation plant in the Imperial Valley will be built in three phases and eventually generate up to 600 megawatts for more than 200,000 households. The solar farm is being billed as the largest in the world.

The projects received support from the Sierra Club, Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Officials said the solar projects will be built in ways that safeguard the habitat of burrowing owls.

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