In this report, the authors examine California's leadership in US expansion of renewable energy electricity generation by discussing first the boom in utility-scale solar farms in California and the subsequent employment effects of having built 4,250 MW of utility-scale solar powered electricity generating facilities in California over the last five years.
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While PV modules and other hardware costs have dropped significantly over recent years, non-hardware soft costs have also fallen, but not nearly as sharply.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a report that breaks down the ‘soft costs’ associated with the installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in greater detail than ever before, with detailed looks at customer acquisition and system design costs, as well as permitting, inspection and interconnection costs.
This factsheet provides a list of renewable energy projects to which the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given priority in 2012.
This factsheet provides a list of solar power projects that are pending or have received permits by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Comments submitted to BLM on May 16, 2012 regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration Design Energy Project.
Joint Comments from the Arizona Solar Working Group to the Arizona BLM submitted May 16, 2012.