City of Desert Hot Springs commission approves Aloha solar project

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted18/Jan/2012
Author: Spencer Ogden

The Planning Commission for the City of Desert Hot Springs, California, has approved all land use entitlements for the Aloha solar power project.

The solar project will include two plants which will have a combined generating capacity of about 2.94MW.

This project under the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff Program (CREST program) will cost approximately $10m and cover about 14.4 acres.

The CREST program was designed by the California Public Utilities Commission in concert with major investor owned utilities to allow for smaller power producers to be competitive in the process of providing renewable energy within the state.