Water Conservation: Another Benefit Of Solar Power we Overlook!

Water Conservation: Another Benefit Of Solar Power we Overlook!

Water conservation is another benefit of Solar Power we overlook! Right now California is experiencing a massive drought.  Satellite pictures over the Sierra Mountain range show a clear lack of snow cover. Furthermore, on the ground, things are even more obvious; the state is extremely dry.  Reservoirs are empty, ranchers can’t feed their herds, farmers…

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old landfill into a new solar field

New Jersey is turning an old Landfill into a New Solar Field

New Jersey will turn an old landfill into a new solar field.  Once full of litter and piles of trash, PSE&G wants to fill with Solar Energy Panels. The public utility company is seeking a preliminary and final site plan. The approval is for a 9 megawatt solar array at the shuttered Parklands Landfill on…

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Kenya will Generate Half Of Its Electricity through Solar Power

Kenya will Generate Half Of Its Electricity through Solar Power. In addition, engineers have already identified nine sites to build solar power plants. Construction of the plant will cost about $1.2bn.  Set to begin this year, the initial design stages are almost complete. Through a partnership with private companies, the state is able to contribute…

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California’s utility-scale solar power production has topped 3,000 mw

California’s utility-scale solar power production has topped 3,000 megawatts

For the first time, California’s utility-scale solar power production has topped 3,000 megawatts (or, if you prefer, 3 gigawatts). The California Independent System Operator tweeted that solar generation hit a record 3,048 MW. Lets put 3,000 MW in perspective. The average coal-fired unit in the United States could generate 228 MW of power. This according…

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Solar’s Secret Power: Water Conservation

Going Solar may be the biggest key to saving water. Extreme weather brought a return of the Polar Vortex.  The Midwest and East Coast saw extreme snow and ice conditions.  California, on the flip side, had soil-cracking drought, leaving them in desperate need for water conservation.  Over 63% of the state is enduring extreme drought…

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