Over the last couple years, Black Rock Solar has been busy sprinkling solar power arrays throughout northern Nevada. In fact, they’ve been so busy, that Route 447 (from I-80 to Gerlach) now boasts the most (120kW) gifted solar power than any other route in the country. It has thus been (unofficially) dubbed “America’s Solar Highway”.
And what’s particularly cool is that you can see them from the road. So if you’re driving 447 on your way to the Burn, keep an eye out for these solar arrays (in order):
Black Rock Solar is paving the way to socially-conscious radical self-reliance (from fossil fuels) in the real world. Watch for these solar arrays along your way to Burning Man, and enjoy a nice smile of satisfaction when you spot ’em.
Will Chase is Burning Man's former Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He was the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Burning Man Journal, and content manager for Burning Man’s web properties. He also oversaw the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social media presence. Will first attended Burning Man in 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art HQ) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004 until he transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009.