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Bureau Of Land Management Approves Solar Power Project South Of Buckeye

Published: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:32pm
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The Bureau of Land Management has approved a right-of-way request for an array of solar panels near Buckeye.

The project covers about 3,000 acres in the Rainbow Valley and is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 90,000 homes.

Sonoran Solar Energy plans to not only produce solar but also to store it.

The battery-storage infrastructure required BLM approval, which the agency granted.

The project has been in the works for about a decade, which means it was approved during the Obama administration.

But the BLM noted in a press release that it aligns with the Biden administration’s climate goals.

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