Solar

“Sol” Searching Under Way

[The Ely Times] Energy developers are staking their claims to major swaths of the Mojave Desert in Nevada, California and Arizona in an effort to exploit California’s growing demand for solar power. The reason? California’s aggressive renewable energy portfolio standard, which forces electric utilities to use more energy from the sun, wind and other renewable resources, is a key factor, said Charles Ricker, senior vice president of BrightSource Energy, an Oakland, Calif.-based designer and builder of solar power plants.