Seven sites in Nevada identified as “solar energy zones”
December 16, 2010
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced new opportunities for job creation in Nevada through clean energy projects after the Obama Administration identified seven areas in the state as “solar energy zones,” a designation that will improve and accelerate the permitting and siting process for solar energy development to proceed. Such a designation will save money for developers, utilities and consumers. The announcement comes on the heels of the Secretaries of Energy and the Interior releasing a draft analysis that identifies public lands most suitable for large-scale, environmentally-sound solar energy production in six Western states.