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Edwards AFB, CA (Solar Power)

Site Background:
Covering nearly 301,000 acres in California's vast Mojave Desert, Edwards AFB is adjacent to Rogers Dry Lakebed, the largest dry lakebed in North America. Edwards is designated as the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) and is home to the United States Air Force Test Pilot School and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

The Opportunity:
The available land, located on the northwest corner of Edwards AFB, offers many of the key features that make a solar project successful: plenty of sun on flat land adjacent to existing power transmission corridors, with a potential production capacity of up to 600 MW. Interested developers have the option of leasing the entire 3,288 acre parcel for development, or may propose development of smaller sections of the parcel.

Project Status:
The Statement of Need has been released, and may be found at http://www.safie.hq.af.mil/afrpa/eul/index.asp. Developers are encouraged to review the Statement and submit questions and comments by 21 Jul 09 in advance of the Industry Day, to be held 28 Jul 09.
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