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The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis Obispo County landed an endorsement from Warren Buffett on Dec. 7 when a unit of Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar.
The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →