1. From Mines to Megawatts: The Promise of 'Conflict-Free Big Solar'

    From Mines to Megawatts: The Promise of 'Conflict-Free Big Solar'

    Arizona startup Green Energy Storage wants to transform an abandoned open-pit copper mine 45 miles south of Phoenix into a large-scale solar power and pumped-hydro storage facility. Although still in the early days of development, the project, first pitched to federal energy regulators two weeks ago, could become a model for conflict-free Big Solar.

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    1. As experience shows, it's pretty difficult to get a license to build on undisturbed land. We are taking a different angle by targeting land that has already been degraded by a mining operation.
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