Sempra opens Nevada photovoltaic plant

Dec 5, 2010 Full story: Salon.com

The largest photovoltaic power plant in the U.S has started operating. Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of San Diego-based power plant operator Sempra Energy, turned the switch on the 48-megawatt Copper Mountain solar facility in Boulder City, Nev., a week ago.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Dec 6, 2010
"The company says the Nevada plant can generate enough electricity -- when the sun is shining -- to power about 14,000 homes."

Why not just put a 4KW peak system on 14,000 homes in Nevada? This does the same thing, the energy is used where it is produced and doesn't have to be 'shipped' to market. That's 20 to 24 solar PV panels on 14,000 roofs.

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