DOI Approves Solar Trust Power Plant On Nev. Land

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 5:23 PM EST) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has greenlighted a planned 500-megawatt solar energy facility on 4,350 acres of public land near Las Vegas, the eighth such project to be approved since early October.

Salazar announced Monday that Solar Trust of America LLC's Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project would include two 250-megawatt parabolic trough, dry-cooled power plants equipped with thermal energy storage capability, and that it would provide electricity to about 150,000 homes and create 1,300 construction jobs and up to 200 permanent operations jobs.

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