Open Thread: How big is "too big" for solar and wind farms?

May 15, 2020

This week the U.S. Interior Department gave its final approval for the largest solar-power project in the U.S. The 690 megawatt Gemini Solar project will occupy 7,000 acres of federal land in the desert 33 miles northeast of Las Vegas, and power some 260,000 households.

While most agree that climate change is an existential threat to humanity, the grass-roots backlash against large solar and wind farms is growing nationwide.

What do you say? Are these projects just too big?

Is “too big” a cover for NIMBYism (not in my back yard)?