Thursday, March 20, 2008

California - Solar energy kingdom?

California Energy Commission has revealed plans for six new plants that could produce 2,400 megawatts of power. Their spokesman Bob Aldrich said staffers have also talked with representatives of eight more proposed plants that could generate about 1,770 additional megawatts. Since California is on very favorable position to use the Sun's energy this plans could well be true and favorable climate conditions would be wisely used.

There is the total sum of 34 talked projects that could produce 24,000 megawatts of power and just for orientation one megawatt is enough power for 750 to 1,000 California homes, meaning that this would be enough to power more than 20 million homes.

California is already the largest solar producer in the world with 354 MW of power so you could imagine what would mean 65 times as much power. California's advantageous Sun exposure could really transform California into the "solar energy kingdom".

More focus on any renewable energy source is the the right step in the attempt to reduce emission of dangerous greenhouse gases. And solar energy isn't the exception. It looks like solar energy will be very competitive energy source in years to come, well at least in some areas with suitable climate like California.

California is on the best way to become "Solar power kingdom". Click on picture for full size.

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