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Permitted & Pending Utility-Scale Solar Power Projects on Public Lands

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for permitting solar power projects on public lands. Prior to 2010, BLM had never issued a permit to a utility-scale solar project on BLM land. However, the current administration has permitted 16 projects, which will provide nearly 6,058 megawatts of generating capacity, enough to power approximately 1.2 million homes.While the solar industry appreciates BLM’s permitting efforts, BLM must continue to issue permits as efficiently as possible to ensure the future success of solar power projects on public lands.

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