David Kirkpatrick

February 12, 2009

Major Mojave Desert solar project

From KurzweilAI.net — Looks like Southern California Edison is going solar in a big way with this Mojave Desert installation.

California Utility Looks to Mojave Desert Project for Solar Power
New York Times, Feb. 11, 2009

Southern California Edison, the largest utility in California, has signed a deal to buy 1,300 megawatts of electricity (enough to power about 845,000 homes) starting in 2013, using solar power from seven immense arrays of mirrors, towers and turbines to be installed in the Mojave Desert.

 
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2 Comments »

  1. Which company is manufacturing and installing the panels? How many panels are you planning on installing? This sounds like a great project.

    Comment by roofmax — October 28, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

  2. Good! If the Desert Protection Act of 2010 passes, this project will greatly help out the desert. Every time a company installs renewable energy equipment on private land, a percentage goes to help endangered desert species. (learn more: http://bazzah.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/desert-land-to-be-preserved/ )

    Comment by BazzaH — April 11, 2010 @ 1:41 pm


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