Huge solar power plants are blooming in California's southern deserts
There are 2 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Oct 26, 2011, titled Huge solar power plants are blooming in California's southern deserts. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:
At first glance, California's vast Mojave Desert seems barren: mile after mile of dust, sand and scrubby creosote bush under a blistering sun.
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#1 Oct 26, 2011
This is exactly what everybody is expecting from a leading country. The USA is on the right track to be sample for the world.
#2 Oct 27, 2011
""Initially, all of these big solar projects were being crammed down our throats," said Ileene Anderson, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity who is active in the conservation plan's process. "But now the state is realizing that you can't just bully projects into being -- you have to take a close look at where they are sited. Climate change is real, and we have to transition to renewable energy. But let's do it without driving species to extinction.""
I have heard no mention of heat storage at any of these facilities, save the desert real estate, if you want to 'power' 100,000, 200,000, 300,000 homes with what is a peak usage generation source, put solar PV on 300,000 homes and call it good. The real estate is right above where you live.
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