I came across this article yesterday. This is being touted as a huge deal. But it's only 70MW. Electric. Using 450 acres of "habitat". To put this into perspective, the typical new nuclear plant generates about 2000 MW of electricity. This type of solar plant would require nearly 13,000 acres, or about 20 square miles (an area 4 miles by 5 miles). I assure you, no other power source will use that kind of real estate (except maybe wind - but perhaps you heard about this...).
In addition, the subsidies for "renewables" is astronomical compared to other energy types.
Energy policy in the United States has never been very good, if at all. Energy policy under this administration is worst in my lifetime.