Solar Facility Proposed Near Kingman
The Arizona Corporation Commission is now accepting public comments on the Hualapai Valley Solar project, a 340-megawatt facility that would be built near Kingman.
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#1 Dec 26, 2009
if it needs water its not green, instead why not a passive system like the one in boulder city nv.
wake up tie guide lines should be if it needs water to operate its not green.
no no non nonononono
Since: Nov 09
#2 Dec 27, 2009
I do not wish to sound too ignorant, but I had never considered that Solar Plants use and need water and water one way or the other is in short supply in Arizona. Gene Bishop in a commentary in the Kingman Daily Minor http://kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp... mentioned “recommendations to use dry cooling instead of water cooled” which sounds more than just plausible. Even the costs of dry cooling would not be too high, according to Gene, considering the obvious water shortage in Arizona.
It would simply be fatalistic to create a Solar Plant that uses and needs a lot of water, when it could be built using dry cooling saving enormous amounts of water. Even if the water came, with cost of course, from a waste water treatment facility.
Again not wishing to sound ignorant and considering I’m all for Green, Energy Saving and Alternative Energy, someone mentioned his assumption that Wind Power Plants might not use water either. If that is true then there are at least two alternatives to the water guzzling Solar Plants. A Wind Power Farm and a Dry Cooled Solar Powered Plant.
Any other alternative or non-alternative proposals that do indeed use tons of water would be true insanity, and I would probably consider any City/County Official as most certainly be corrupt just for suggesting it.
As we all know corruption and abuse of power must be flourishing in Kingman’s and Mohave County’s Government. Needless to say, I am not a friend of water waste.
Justice & Liberty
“Beep, Beep, which way do I go?”
Since: Aug 07
#3 Dec 28, 2009
Funny how when someone plants trees they call it "GREEN" or when someone builds a home out of some alternative building material they call it "GREEN" but yet both still use water to function and survive!
Actually, most things eventually turn brown or die without water so I would think that a plant (solar in this case) would be very "GREEN" in using a little water.
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