Solar power in Arizona has the potential for, according to then-Governor Janet Napolitano, making Arizona "the Persian Gulf of solar energy". In 2011, Arizona installed 273 MW of photovoltaics, bringing the total to over 383 megawatts (MW) of solar power. A Renewable Portfolio Standard set by the Arizona Corporation Commission requires 15% renewable energy by 2025 among regulated utilities, 4.5% of which must come from distributed renewable energy sources. As of January 30, 2013 (2013-01-30), 19 projects, with a total nameplate capacity of 13.450 gigawatts (GW) are actively seeking permission to build on federally owned BLM land in Arizona, and one, the 300 MW Sonoran Solar Project has been approved.
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