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Land for solar energy development was auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada on June 30, a historic first.
The BLM auctioned a total of 3,000 acres in Nevada’s Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone to three companies, marking the agency’s first successful auction of solar energy development on public lands. Potential solar development from the auctioned land could produce up to 600 megawatts, enough energy to power up to 180,000 homes, all with an eye toward the White House’s goal of 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy development on public lands by 2020. (complete article)