Monday, June 29, 2009

US Interior Secretary To Outline Solar Energy Zones In US West

From Dow Jones:
The Interior Department officials later Monday will announce measures they say should ultimately expedite solar energy projects on federal lands.

Although nearly 200 solar plant projects have applied for leases, none have been processed. Secretary Ken Salazar, however, has made expanding renewable energy leasing both on federal property a top priority and the announcement should help to clear the bottlenecked permitting program....

...Companies such as First Solar (FSLR), Stirling Energy Systems, Brightsource Energy, Solel, Solar Millennium (S2M.XE), FPL Group (FPL) and PG&E (PCG) are awaiting project permit approvals....MORE
See also:
Goldman Sachs and the Solar Land Rush (FSLR; GS)
First Solar May Not Have Optisolar's Desert "Land Rights" (FSLR)
More on the First Solar/OptiSolar Land Deal (FSLR)
Solar's Red Hot Real Estate Market