Valley could be home to huge solar project

One of the world's largest solar projects is proposed for retired farm land in the central San Joaquin Valley.

It is one of at least a dozen utility-scale solar proposals, ranging from 5 to 250 megawatts, planned in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties - and certainly the largest, reports The Fresno Bee.

However, the development is likely to face regulatory and environment review, and could cost a bundle to build. But, it is an example of what some say is the extreme potential of the Valley: The Westlands Water District land is close to cities needing electricity and to a main transmission line along Interstate 5.