Elon Musk wants to open a solar power plant in Ireland

Elon Musk’s plan to build a solar plant in the US state of California has been criticised by US officials as a sign that the billionaire is willing to take a more aggressive approach to climate change.

The proposed $1bn solar plant would be located in the Californian town of Yerba Buena, and is likely to be the first of its kind in the world, and one that is expected to bring in significant economic benefits for the state, according to local media reports.

The site is part of a project to produce renewable energy in California, a move which Mr Musk hopes to leverage to drive down the cost of his solar energy.

He also said that the solar plant is not a new idea, but was chosen because the technology is new and is currently being developed in a different country.

Mr Musk also revealed that he had a “small plan” to build the plant on the island of Kauai, although this was not mentioned in the press release issued on Tuesday.

Mr Trump is not expected to visit Kauai for several weeks, but will be in the Pacific Northwest for a summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, where Mr Trump will likely address the issue of the US withdrawing from the Paris climate accord.

The President has said that he will withdraw the US from the accord, but has not yet committed to any specific actions, including the building of the new US-Mexico border wall.