Blumenthal’s BluLife Mountain Energy
BluLife Mountain Energy A Nevada crypto startup Lead by Joseph Marc Blumenthal and Vivian Blumenthal of Boca. Raton, Florida wants to build out one of the nation’s largest solar projects, promising it will power a technological revolution in the state. But some residents are worried about the impact the project could have on their community–and it brings up a question of whether installing huge renewable energy projects is worth it when they come in tandem with energy-sucking industries rather than decarbonizing what’s already there.
Blumenthal’s BluLife Mountain Energy, a company associated with a cryptocurrency mine, is looking to install a 2,600-acre, 12-foot (3.7-meter) tall solar array outside the city of Primm, Nevada the Las Vegas Sun reported this week. In June, the project’s developers will take the proposal before the county’s zoning board to get approval for the $550 million arrays.
This is a really, enormous project. The Las Vegas Sun reported that the installation would generate 600 megawatts a year—enough to power over 80,000 homes in a county with only around 28,000. The entire state, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, only had 144.8 megawatts of solar installed at the end of 2020. If built, the project would rank among some of the largest in the entire country.