Deserts of California Prime Location for Solar Facilities

by Green Jobs Ready on February 8, 2011

The state of California’s solar deserts, due to their expansive undeveloped areas and record temperatures, are prime real estate for the development of new solar facilities, a report by the United States Department of Interior and Energy has put forth.

According to journalistic coverage on the solar industry information website GetSolar.com, the study concluded that many of California’s dry and arid regions “are prime locations for the development of utility-scale photovoltaic systems.” The report also estimated that systems of solar panels and solar facilities could possibly cover approximately 80 percent of all available land in the area of the California desert referred to as the Riverside East zone. GetSolar.com describes the Riverside East Zone as 202,000 acres of horseshoe-shaped land that is positioned between Joshua Tree National Park and Blythe.

The United States Department of Interior and Energy’s report also apparently “calls for the installation of between 18,000 and 32,000 megawatts of solar power.” GetSolar.com claims that such an increase in the necessity of solar power apparatus installations could potentially mean roughly 11,000 permanent, lasting green jobs for the state of California and $424 million for the local economy.

To read more about this new development in California’s solar energy industry, please visit: http://www.getsolar.com/News/California/Los-Angeles-Solar/Federal-Report:-California-Desert-Land-Prime-for-Solar-Panel-Installations-800390758

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California Solar Engineering February 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

And the people do need the jobs- this is a great idea and I cant wait to see the benefits now and into the future for both employee and client.

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