Building ginormous solar farms in remote desert areas and sending the power hundreds of miles to cities maybe isn’t such a good idea after all. The Calico Solar Project in California has been cancelled after the developer cited “changed market conditions.”
The ever-plummeting costs of installing solar power capacity closer to the urban areas where where the power will be used, made the project financially infeasible.
This is good news for the deserts, which are definitely threatened by plans for solar farms covering thousands of acres. Increasingly, rooftop solar looks like the way to go.