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Silver Star Solar 1 Gains FAST-41 Permitting Assistance

WASHINGTON (March 18, 2024) – The Permitting Council is pleased to announce that Silver Star Solar 1, in Nevada, is now a FAST-41 project. If permitted, this $1 billion solar power and battery storage system project could bring clean, renewable energy to residents in the western United States. 

“Advancing solar and clean energy projects, through permitting review, is a critical part of the Biden-Harris administration’s ambitious goal to transform the clean energy economy,” says Eric Beightel, Permitting Council Executive Director. “The Permitting Council is ready to invest our tools to elevate the accountability, transparency and efficiency of this project’s permitting review timeline. I am confident that our work together will continue making a positive impact for our clean energy future.”  

The Silver Star Solar 1 project is a 650 megawatt (MW) alternating current solar photovoltaic power generating facility with a 650 MW battery energy storage system. If permitted, it would be located on Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the unincorporated Town of Amargosa Valley, Nye County, Nevada. Multiple solar projects have received Fast-41 permitting assistance since the Permitting Council’s inception in 2015, including three solar projects that have previously completed permitting review. The Silver Star Solar 1 project joins fellow in-progress Bonanza Solar on the Permitting Council’s Federal Permitting Dashboard. 

The Bureau of Land Management is leading permitting review for the Silver Star Solar project. Learn more at

About the Permitting Council and FAST-41 

Established in 2015 by Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41), the Permitting Council is a federal agency charged with improving the transparency and predictability of the federal environmental review and authorization process for certain critical infrastructure projects. The Permitting Council coordinates federal environmental reviews and authorizations for projects that seek and qualify for FAST-41 coverage. FAST-41 covered projects are entitled to comprehensive permitting timetables and transparent, collaborative management of those timetables on the Permitting Dashboard. 

Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2024