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Verdict is still out on San Bernardino County's solar moratorium

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Newberry Solar 1 in Newberry Springs east of Barstow is one of the first small scale solar farms to be constructed in unincorporated San Bernardino County. Steven Cuevas/KQED

The sun-rich Inland Empire is prime country for solar farms, but if you ask the locals, they might say there are too many.

Residents aren't the only ones that feel that way. County officials say they're overwhelmed by new applicants and need time to set up new rules. A few weeks ago, San Bernardino County quietly imposed a moratorium on the construction of new solar energy projects.

Tough news for some, given it's one of the most coveted, sun-rich regions of the world. The California Report's Steven Cuevas has the story.

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