Groundbreaking celebrates saving with sunshine. Military's...

Apr 26, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Free Republic

A groundbreaking ceremony for a $40 million, 65,000 solar panel array, which will be the largest at any Department of Defense military installation, took place on this southern Arizona Army post Friday morning.

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Best man for job a woman

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 26, 2014
Tuscon VA hospital is KLLING Vets beause of budget constraints but $40,000,000,000 can be wasted on little return sun sheet.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#2 Apr 26, 2014
Best man for job a woman wrote:
Tuscon VA hospital is KLLING Vets beause of budget constraints but $40,000,000,000 can be wasted on little return sun sheet.
Wow, you didn't even bother to read the article did you?

"The electric company is paying the entire $40 million project cost and will have a 30-year easement on the fort. E.ON is a German-based international energy company."

To offset the power requirement by about 88 MWh a day is a little better than a "sun sheet". NO money out of the bases' budget and an electricity savings around 3 to 4 million dollars per year. This frees up a few million dollars a year to use for equipment and training of personnel. Training that just may keep a soldier out of the VA Hospital.
Best man for job a woman

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 27, 2014
"The electric company is paying the entire $40 million project cost and will have a 30-year easement on the fort. E.ON is a German-based international energy company."

Put a value on a 30 year easement and are you kidding me implying the company won't make money?

Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Apr 27, 2014
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, you didn't even bother to read the article did you?
"The electric company is paying the entire $40 million project cost and will have a 30-year easement on the fort. E.ON is a German-based international energy company."
To offset the power requirement by about 88 MWh a day is a little better than a "sun sheet". NO money out of the bases' budget and an electricity savings around 3 to 4 million dollars per year. This frees up a few million dollars a year to use for equipment and training of personnel. Training that just may keep a soldier out of the VA Hospital.
Does this mean the Marxist Democrats are allowing even more foreign nationals (EU Marxist scumbags) to control our birthrights, our core utilities? They've done it with natural gas and now electricity... and they're going to kill many thousands of birds to boot!

Yay!
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#5 Apr 27, 2014
Best man for job a woman wrote:
"The electric company is paying the entire $40 million project cost and will have a 30-year easement on the fort. E.ON is a German-based international energy company."
Put a value on a 30 year easement and are you kidding me implying the company won't make money?
Yeah, you might want to re-read YOUR original post. The quote above seems to prove YOUR assertion that Vets are dying, BUT the base can afford 40,000,000 for the project. Which isn't true, is it? Now let's address the "payback" of the plant's operation for 30 years. Of course they are making money, up to around 90 million dollars over the 30 years. If the price per KWh of generated power goes up, so does the profit for the company. The base itself gets to offset 3 to 4 million dollars in electric bills for 30 years and use that taxpayer money for personnel and operations instead of electric bills. Isn't that a better use of taxpayer money than an electric bill?
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#6 Apr 27, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Does this mean the Marxist Democrats are allowing even more foreign nationals (EU Marxist scumbags) to control our birthrights, our core utilities? They've done it with natural gas and now electricity... and they're going to kill many thousands of birds to boot!
Yay!
YAY, Really, Yay? Do you drive a car there squid? How much of it is made in the USA? How many replacement parts are made in the USA? The UAW had a link on their web site for "Made in the USA". Among some of those made in the USA vehicles were Volkswagen and Toyota, so really, do you know what you're talking about? Going to kill many thousands of birds? Then you've "studied" this particular installation and it's, what a natural flyway for migrating birds? Is this just another attempt by YOU to sound prophetic and important?
YOU, have the same opportunity to put solar PV or solar hot water or even a solar hot air system on your home, to generate your own power. Take some responsibility for your own energy usage, stop worrying about foreign companies installing solar panels on American soil. First solar a Tucson Arizona panel manufacturer and installer has projects overseas as well as in the U.S. So, what's your point?

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