Palen Solar Project Reaches Full Power Operation

The Interior Department estimates it will power 116,000 homes.

On Monday, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Palen Solar Project has reached full power operation. The 457-megawatt photovoltaic facility is located in Riverside County, California, and is estimated to be able to power 116,000 homes through solar energy. The project also includes 50 megawatts of battery storage, enabling the facility to power homes even when the sun is down.

“Bringing another solar project to full operation on our public lands will accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean energy economy by unlocking renewable resources, creating jobs, lowering costs, and boosting local economies,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “The Interior Department will continue to advance the sustainable development of clean energy in order to help meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s wisdom as she leads the Interior Department.
  • For discernment for Energy Secretary Granholm as she collaborates with officials in the Interior.
  • For prudence for the president and his administration on renewable energy.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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