SLO County has two large solar projects built or under construction but 2 more Central Coast mega projects are in the works.
Near Jack Ranch in Monterey County the 280 MW California Flats Solar project is proposed on land owned by Hearst Corp. Owner is Element Power of Portland Oregon.The county is processing a draft EIR and staff says the company wants to have the project fully operational in three years. The site is near Parkfield.
Also there is the 40MW Cuyama Solar Array Project in Santa Barbara County. Kathy Pfeifer, county staffer says the county has received comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). A 45-day public review comment period for the DEIR ended on March 13, 2014.A hearing is set in July and the project should go to BOS hearing in September..The solar array site is located on approximately 327 acres of agricultural land southeast of the town of Cuyama,in eastern SB County.