In The Zone: Powering the Future and Protecting Wildlands with Guided Solar Development

Sunday, December 12, 2010

America stands at a crossroads, with a historic opportunity to build a renewable energy future that is as green as it is clean. Our public lands have a role to play in the building of sustainable, environmentally responsible solar projects, and the decisions made during the coming months and years will shape both our western landscape and our chances for achieving a clean energy future. By guiding solar projects to the most appropriate places – Solar Energy Zones – we can ensure much needed projects are built quickly, efficiently, and at the lowest cost to consumers and the environment. We can do it right – and In the Zone shows how.

Here are links to more details on the five proposed Solar Energy Zones we've analyzed, along with a locator map to help you place each zone. Click on the map below for a larger PDF version. You can also read the full report here.