Bellevue, Washington [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Puget Sound Energy (PSE) issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the Pacific Northwest’s largest solar-powered generating facility at the company’s nearly completed Wild Horse Wind Project in Eastern Washington.At 500 kilowatts (kW), the pilot solar project would roughly double the state’s entire solar-powered electricity generation and be four times bigger than any solar facility in the Northwest. “Just as Puget Sound Energy has been a leader with wind power in Washington, we want to advance the development of solar technology and other clean, renewable energy resources here in the Pacific Northwest,” said Stephen P. Reynolds, chairman, president and CEO of PSE. The RFP issued is for the design and construction of a 500-kilowatt solar facility that would sit on about eight acres of PSE-owned land on the 9,000-acre Wild Horse site, about 120 miles east of Seattle. All qualified proposals for must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2007. “The pilot project at Wild Horse will promote solar development and help PSE gain a better understanding of how solar power can be integrated into our broader power-supply portfolio,” said Reynolds. PSE is on schedule this month to complete the construction of 127-turbine Wild Horse Wind Project, its second and largest wind farm, which will make the company the single largest producer of renewable energy in the Northwest.