Why Google, Apple, and Buffet Love Solar

by Ed Tsunoda

There’s a reason rich people are rich, and if you follow what the rich people do, you can’t help but notice there’s a lot of interest in the solar sector right now. Some of the America’s biggest and best investors are getting in in the Mojave Desert and here’s why:

The United States is the world’s third-largest solar market, right behind China and Japan, and it’s growing rapidly not just because of private investment, but also because of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make progress against global climate change.

One of the most desirable locations for building domestic solar facilities is in the Mojave Desert—25,000 square miles of sun-baked terrain spanning southeastern California, plus portions of Nevada, Arizona and Utah. It’s no surprise that some of the world’s most sophisticated solar plants are popping up there, showcasing the latest developments in the industry.

source: usatoday.com

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