Solar Trust Asks Regulators To Approve Conversion Of Blythe Project To PV


Now-bankrupt Solar Trust of America has filed a petition with the California Energy Commission to follow through with Solar Trust's plans to use PV panels for its 1 GW Blythe solar project, Bloomberg reports.

The massive solar energy system was originally planned as a concentrating solar power project. Last year, however, Solar Trust announced it would convert the first 500 MW phase to photovoltaics because it was a ‘more attractive strategy in the current market.’

Last week, a Delaware court approved the sale of the Blythe project to NextEra Energy. According to Bloomberg, construction on the project – which will be the world's largest solar farm – could begin as early as next April.

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