SolarReserve LLC, a privately owned company based in Santa Monica,
Calif., plans to make a final decision in the next six months on a site in Nye County, Nev., for what would be the world’s largest solar facility.
Developers are looking to replace aging, coal-fired unit with efficient, cleaner gas-fired plants. In a market in which many plants are built on spec, each new project threatens the economics of all plants.
Offshore wind seeks a place in the U.S. power mix, with the start-up imminent of a 30-MW Rhode Island wind farm, America’s first. European competitors and oil-sector veterans are bringing technology and cost efficiency.