California Gov. Jerry Brown (left), Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar (right) and Uwe T. Schmidt of Solar Trust attend an event near Blythe, Calif., for the Blythe Solar Power Project in June. (Associated Press)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (left), Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar (right) and Uwe T. Schmidt of Solar Trust attend an event near Blythe, Calif., for the Blythe Solar Power Project in June. (Associated Press)