Renewable Energy

San Bernardino County has a rich history of renewable energy development. The Desert Region of the County is home to the first large scale solar projects in the State, constructed in Daggett, Harper Dry Lake, and Kramer Junction in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, the County is at the threshold of a new era in sustainable community development with renewable energy being a foundation essential.  Please check this page regularly for updates and additional information on our ongoing efforts.

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View a current listing of solar projects [pdf] that have been submitted to the Planning Division as of February 11, 2019

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Cancellation and Rescheduled Notice: The previous notice of a public hearing scheduled to consider an amendment to the Renewable Energy and Conservation Element on January 29, 2019 has been canceled and RESCHEDULED for Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Adopted August 8, 2017  

Renewable Energy and Conservation Element

Resolution No. 2017-167, Addition of a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element as Part of the County General Plan

REC Element Minute Item 8-8-2017


Listening Session

Land Use Services conducted a listening session on plans for the County General Plan Renewable Energy Element on March 5, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Covington Chambers in San Bernardino, with opportunities for video conference testimony from both the High Desert (Hesperia) and Joshua Tree county government centers. This session began with an overview of the County’s planning progress and priorities from County Planning Director Terri Rahhal, followed by public comments on the Element Framework and Outline. The listening session was the third round of public exchange on the County General Plan renewable energy element process (SPARC).

The Element Framework can be found online at
Renewable Energy and Conservation Element Framework [pdf].

View the agenda [pdf] for March 5, 2015 SPARC listening session.