Solar Southwest

Resources Market Infrastructure Policy

Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita

Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes

Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines

A Focus on Solar

The federal government holds 47.7% of California land. The Department of the Interior's recent Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan will facilitate the development of solar power and other renewable energy projects on and across millions of acres of federal desert land.

SunZia Southwest Transmission Project

The federal government holds 34.7% of New Mexico land, including large portions of the SunZia Corridor, a proposed 515-mile transmission corridor that will channel wind and solar energy from eastern New Mexico to customers in Arizona and California.

Federal Government Presence

The federal government holds 81.1% of Nevada land, which is the highest percentage of any state. Most large-scale energy infrastructure projects thus require some federal rights-of-way.

State Profiles