Increased wildlife protection while using solar

By Jeremy Pearl

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Last Updated on June 26, 2019 by
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Conservation groups have reached an agreement with the First Solar, Inc. to provide additional conservation protections to wild lands and wildlife as part of construction of the California Flats Solar Project, a proposed 280-megawatt solar energy project in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.

“First Solar and the conservation organizations worked constructively in reaching an agreement that provides significant new renewable power to California while protecting the environment — exactly the type of result encouraged by the Governor,” said Ken Alex, senior policy advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown and the director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

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About the Author

Jeremy has worked in the solar industry since 2006. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies. Jeremy has spent most of his solar career in residential sales and Sales Management in both California and Hawaii. He was raised in Santa Cruz County and is passionate about helping local residents make the switch to clean and reliable renewable energy. Jeremy lives on the Westside with his wife and two boys and enjoys music, photography and hiking in his personal time.