Renewable Energy issues are critical to our quality of life in the Morongo Basin. MBCA is supportive of California's latest renewable energy goals enumerated in Senate Bill 100 signed by the Governor in September 2018. (Read news reports about the bill from the Los Angeles Times and Vox.) We continue to monitor and take action regarding Mojave desert areas designated for inappropriately sited renewable energy development. We also want to keep you informed about the development of local commercial solar projects.
View of Joshua Tree's Cascade Solar (Sunfair area) from the Park, south of Panorama Heights. Photo by Laraine Turk.
Dust storm near Cascade Solar as seen from Highway 62. Photo by Laraine Turk.
On the local level, MBCA encourages residents to consider home/rooftop solar (see our list of Morongo Basin solar contractors).
The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms continues to increase its installation of solar panels and employs co-generation plants. The installation leads the Marine Corps in green energy production. This brochure explains more about renewable energy development on the Base.