27 Dec '12, 10am

Biggest Solar Power Company in U.S. Could More than Double in Size

Biggest Solar Power Company in U.S. Could More than Double in Size

With control over 320 megawatts of solar power generating capacity, Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources already calls itself the biggest solar power company in the U.S. (at least for now), and it is about to add a whopping 750 more megawatts in one fell swoop if the Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed McCoy solar energy project in California passes muster. Among other issues, habitat protection for the Desert Tortoise is a key item. If it does make the grade, the significance of the McCoy solar project goes far beyond bragging rights for just NextEra Energy. Assuming that it hits the ground on schedule in 2013, it will help push President Obama’s ambitious renewable energy initiative for public lands far beyond its original goal of 10,000 megawatts, zooming from zero to 10,400 megawatts since 2009. The McCoy Solar Project Though not the biggest solar project...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/27/nextera-energy-resour...

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