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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

The US Government’s Department Of The Interior is concentrating efforts to develop renewable power programs built on public land regulated by the Bureau of Land Management. One particular plan has them focusing on the use of enormous tracts of arid desert land to construct utility scale solar power plants. Just the sound of the name [...]

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Evolution of Solar Energy; Demand at Rise

Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Evolution of Solar Energy; Demand at Rise

In the street of San Francisco, Ron Kenedi sees great prospect. The vice president of Sharp Solar says that demand keeps on expanding and Japanese are also taking renewable energy seriously. Kenedi says that the remarkable thing is that demand is exponentially increasing worldwide and not only locally. Going back some years, solar energy wasn’t [...]

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US Army And Mojave Desert Host 500 Megawatt Solar Power Facility

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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US Army And Mojave Desert Host 500 Megawatt Solar Power Facility

In keeping with a government mandate to reduce energy consumption, the US army has agreed to terms with Irwin Security Partners to construct a two billion dollar, five hundred megawatt [MW] solar energy power plant based at Fort Irwin and the Mojave desert of California. Via an enhanced use lease [EUL], the Army Corp of [...]

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