The Crimson Solar Project, a new solar energy project on public lands in California, represents an investment of roughly $550 million, and has the potential to deliver enough power to energize approximately 87,500 homes.
The Record of Decision authorizes Sonoran West to construct a 350-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility with a 350-MW energy storage system and the necessary ancillary support facilities to generate and deliver power through the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation.
The Project site consists of approximately 2,500-acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered lands within the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Development Focus Area (DFA).
With the approval of such a large solar installation project comes the promise of diversification for California’s electric grid and the reduction of future fossil fuel use. Renewable energy, especially large scale systems like the Crimson Solar Project, can power facilities cleanly and efficiently without compromising the environment. The Crimson Solar Project has set the stage for possible future renewable energy projects produced by BLM that would benefit generations to come.
Source: Bureau of Land Management