U.S. Bureau of Land Management - 20 Oct 09

Prof. Robert B. Laughlin
Department of Physics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

(Copied 8 Dec 09)


Solar Energy Study Areas

Below are links to maps of Solar Energy Study areas published in the Federal Register in June 2009.

Only lands with excellent solar resources, suitable slope, proximity to roads and transmission lines or designated corridors, and containing at least 2,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands were considered for solar energy study areas. Sensitive lands, wilderness and other high-conservation-value lands as well as lands with conflicting uses were excluded. 

Two sizes of maps are available for each of six states. The letter-size maps are formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper.  The large-scale maps are 30 x 44 inches.

State Letter-Size PDF Large Format PDF
Arizona 379 KB 2.2 MB
California 518 KB 1.3 MB
Colorado 377 KB 1.4 MB
Nevada 1.3 MB 2.1 MB
New Mexico 322 KB 1.3 MB
Utah 290 KB 924 KB

Township and range information for the solar energy study areas and GIS shape files can be found on the Solar PEIS web site at http://solareis.anl.gov/eis/maps/index.cfm.

Last Updated: 20 Oct 09