US Department of Interior gives green light to Quartzsite CSP (concentrated Solar Power) plant

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of two major solar energy projects: the 350 MW Midland Solar Energy Project in Nevada and the 100 MW Quartzsite Concentrating Solar Power Project in Arizo.

The Quartzsite Solar Project, located in La Paz County, Ariz., was proposed by Quartzsite Solar Energy LLC, a subsidiary of California-based Solar Reserve LLC. The proposed solar facility is a concentrated solar power design that would cover 1,600 acres of Bureau of Land Management land.

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