World's Largest Solar Plant Plan Gets Closer to Reality

BrightSource Energy wants to build three solar thermal plants in San Bernardino County, California which would produce 392 megawatts of electricity. A state energy commissioner released a 576-page report that approves of the plan.
August 8, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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BrightSource Energy's plan is a step closer to reality, as California Energy Commissioner Jeffrey Bryon releases his report in favor of the project. Byron is one of five members of the commission who get final say on the development.

Dana Hull writes, "The proposed solar plant would be built on more than 3,500 acres of federally owned land."

"The Bureau of Land Management is expected to issue its final decision on Ivanpah within 60 days, and BrightSource expects to have all of the necessary permits to begin construction this fall."

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Published on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in The San Jose Mercury News
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