Soda Mountain Solar Project

  • A proposed photovoltaic solar-power facility in San Bernardino County along the I-15 corridor, 6 miles south-west of Baker, California
  • Located in a utility corridor on federal land in the Mojave Desert
  • 350 MW facility will produce enough clean energy to power more than 170,000 homes in California*
  • Power will be carried to consumers through existing transmission lines adjacent to the site
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and San Bernardino County began their joint environmental impact review of the project in October 2012

Breaking News

On April 5, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the Record of Decision approving the Soda Mountain Solar project in San Bernardino County, California.  BLM’s approval of the project is a significant milestone toward adding 287 megawatts of clean, photovoltaic solar power to help meet ambitious state and federal renewable energy goals.

The Record of Decision can be viewed or downloaded from the BLM's website here

click here.

The BLM has also posted a press release regarding the project click here.

We thank all of the stakeholders who participated in the review process. This significant public input had a positive impact on the BLM’s final decision. The project team looks forward to working with BLM and its state and local counterparts to bring this new source of solar power online in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Why Soda Mountain?

The Soda Mountain Solar project will help the state of California meet its renewable energy goals.

The Soda Mountain site was chosen specifically for its excellent solar resources, its location in an existing utility corridor and due to the low density of sensitive plant and animal species.

As a result, the project will not have to build new large-scale transmission, which will minimize further impacts to the landscape.

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