"World's Largest Solar Project Prompts Environmental Debate"

"Panoche Valley is known mostly for cattle and barbed wire, a treeless landscape in eastern San Benito County that turns green every spring but for much of the year looks like rural Nevada. ...

But now the remote valley 25 miles south of Hollister is finding itself at the center of a new showdown. A Silicon Valley company is proposing to build here what would be the world's largest solar farm — 1.2 million solar panels spread across an area roughly the size of 3,500 football fields."

Paul Rogers reports for the San Jose Mercury News December 23, 2009.

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 12/24/2009