|Photo image from New York Times Article 7/26/12|
The Government wants to fast-track large scale solar projects to speed up the ability to create thousands of megawatts of clean, renewable energy. The Interior Department has selected 17 sites consisting of 285,000 acres of public land across 6 Southwestern stats as prime land for the development of solar energy.
Additionally the agency has targeted another 19 million acres of public lands in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico as possible locations for solar projects. This movement could be key in building a solid foundation for sustainable energy.
Read about this Green movement and more at the New York Times Green Blog.