But it's also important to remember that if solar projects are done in a responsible way, they can be a key to protecting fragile ecosystems.
So subsidizing solar projects does nothing for this country's addiction for oil.
It is the first solar project in Arizona to be built on federally owned land.
It will provide additional funds and incentives for wind, solar and other projects.
Federal incentives include a 30 percent tax credit for installation costs of solar projects.
The National Trust said only two of its 14 planned solar projects would now go ahead.
Seven solar projects are receiving payments, of $0.30/kWh, for 25 years.
The authority plans to install eight solar projects in the state next year, with a total capacity of 300 kilowatts.
But many people who are involved in solar projects say the access to power can help deal with those issues, too.
Once completed, the solar project will provide 18% of Morocco's annual electricity generation.