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Two eco-friendly solar plants are to be built in California desert.

California has made a commitment to meet a goal of 20% renewable power by the year 2010, which seems impossible at the moment. But Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced they're partnering in two large-scale solar installations in Southern California, which will be built by First Solar.

The two plants will generate a whopping 550MW of electricity, collectively. The first plant, Desert Sunlight, will generate 250MV, and will be built near Desert Center. The second will generate 300MW and will be built in northeastern San Bernardino County.

Work on the projects will begin in 2012 and 2013, and they are expected to be providing electricity by 2015.

Via: The Daily Green