Northwest’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project Gets Final Green Light

photo: inhabitat.com

What would be the largest solar power plant in the US is slated to go up — not in the Arizona desert or sunny Southern California – but just 90 miles southeast of cloudy Seattle.

The Teanaway Solar Reserve has been working its way through the permitting process for a year or so now. The project is being headed up by local businessman Howard Trott, for many years investment manager for wireless pioneer Craig McCaw. Wednesday night, the local planning authorities in Kittitas County, Washington gave the go-ahead to site the project on a south-facing slope a few miles outside the town of Cle Elum, pop.1,755.

Will it be big? Oh yes, it will.

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About liammoriarty

I'm a journalist living in Seattle and Europe. This blog is to explore the connections and commonalities between Western Europe and the Pacific Northwest.
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