The USA formally approved USD 550 million for the Crimson Solar Project. This project will provide electricity to 87,500 homes.

Crimson Solar Project

  • The Crimson Solar Project is to be set up on 2000 acres of land in the Desert of California.
  • The Crimson Solar Project site is 13 miles west of Blythe.
  • It will be owned by Sonoran West Solar Holdings LLC.
  • The construction of the project is to provide 650 temporary jobs. Also, it will provide 40 temporary jobs and 10 permanent jobs.
  • It features 350 Mega Watt of solar photovoltaic facility and 350 Mega Watt of energy storage system.
  • It is a part of Biden’s plan to accelerate development of renewable energy on public land and water.

Solar Energy in the USA

By 2020, USA had 97,275 Mega Watt of installed concentrated and photovoltaic solar power. This is 1.66 per cent of the total electricity consumed by the country.

Joe Biden’s Plan

The US President Joe Biden signed a $2 million of infrastructure proposal to curb the Greenhouse gas emissions in the USA. The plan also proposed $100 billion to update the electric grid system in the country and make it more resilient to climate disasters.

During the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by the USA, the President announced that USA will achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

California Desert

There are three main deserts in California. They are the Colorado Desert, Mojave Desert and the Great Basin Desert. The Colorado Desert lies in the north west of the Californian Desert. The Great Basin Desert is the only cold desert located in the country.

The Mojave Desert includes San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges. These mountains are outlined by the two largest faults in California called the Garlock Fault and San Andreas Fault.

US approved $550 million for Crimson Solar Project US approved $550 million for Crimson Solar Project