Sprawling Solar Plant on Tap for San Luis Valley

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Saguache commissioners issue a permit for a complex that has triggered some environmental concerns.

The Denver Post

SAGUACHE - The San Luis Valley, already home to three solar power plants, could soon become the site of a sprawling 6,200-acre solar complex - a facility that would generate three times as much electricity as the other plants combined.

While the project could bring needed jobs to one of Colorado's poorest counties, it has triggered worries about its potential environmental impacts.

Still, the Saguache County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted 2-1 to issue a permit for the project - 30 miles north of Alamosa and 10 miles west of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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