Congratulations Clearway Energy Group and SOLV Energy for achieving Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval for first renewable projects, 623 MWp total, in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Nextracker Inc. is honored to be supporting these, and great seeing solar jobs ramping back up, we need it in these economic conditions.
In California alone, BLM controls 10.8 million acres in desert regions. The Plan is a landscape-level strategy that streamlines renewable energy development while conserving unique and valuable desert ecosystems and providing outdoor recreation opportunities.
“To approve these sites for renewable energy projects, the Department of the Interior and the BLM work with Tribal governments, local communities, state regulators, industry and other federal agencies. The BLM is currently processing 67 utility-scale onshore clean energy projects proposed on public lands in the western United States. This includes solar, wind and geothermal projects, as well as interconnect gen-tie lines that are vital to clean energy projects proposed on non-federal land. These projects have the combined potential to add over 41,733 megawatts of renewable energy to the western electric grid. The BLM is also undertaking the preliminary review of 90 applications for solar and wind development, as well as 51 applications for wind and solar energy testing.”
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