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Solar energy shines brightly for California agriculture
Western Farm Press ^ | 12/27/2010 | Harry Cline

Posted on 12/27/2010 4:58:32 PM PST by Dominic L. Fottfoy

California is easy to spot from space: It’s the place on the far left of the U.S., the area seemingly teetering on the edge of the Pacific. But, if there were any doubt, astronauts could nail down their geography these days by the reflection emanating from the Golden State — not the glitter of gold, but the glare from hundreds of thousands of solar panels generating electric power. California is the solar capital of the U.S., if not the world. There are now more than 72,000 systems in the state, generating an estimated 724 megawatts of power.

(Excerpt) Read more at westernfarmpress.com ...


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KEYWORDS: energy; green; renewable; solar

1 posted on 12/27/2010 4:58:35 PM PST by Dominic L. Fottfoy
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

Well, Brer Fottfoy..

It appears you signed up a couple of weeks ago, have posted NO comments, and only threads from a single source.

Does that suggest anything to anyone?


2 posted on 12/27/2010 5:03:12 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: humblegunner

These types of cells tend to last 7-10 years at best, not 25 years.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 5:06:32 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

Only in California is the power industry so pathetic that it’s cost efficient to use solar.

I wonder why you can see the glare of solar panels from space. It seems that it does not do a good job of absorbing sunlight.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 5:06:57 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: humblegunner

A typical 1000-MWe nuclear reactor produces approximately 20 cubic meters (about 27 tonnes) of spent nuclear fuel each year (but only 3 cubic meters of vitrified volume if reprocessed).[60][61] All the spent fuel produced to date by all commercial nuclear power plants in the US would cover a football field to the depth of about one meter.[62]

Or in other words ONE nuclear plant equals more than the entire state of Kalifornia. Gee solar is really smart huh?


5 posted on 12/27/2010 5:09:30 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

You mean the state with sky high electric prices, rationing & rolling blackouts? LOL!

IBTZ


6 posted on 12/27/2010 5:11:44 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Wow they have solar power, but they won’t allow any of the fields to be watered because of the delta smelt.

Idiots.


7 posted on 12/27/2010 5:20:20 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: rdcbn
0bozo came to Denver and had a photo op under the spanking new solar array on the Museum of Nature Science with douch-bag Governor Bill “Tax” Ritter to tout their “New Green Economy”. For some reason they never mentioned that the pat back on that cool new array was 80 years or longer while the panel life was 25 years or less. The museum inexplicably passed on funding the deal so it was funded by taxpayers (not sure the % Fed/State) to provide the photo op and media talking point.
8 posted on 12/27/2010 5:20:38 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

Let’s talk frigid East coast and TODAY .............no sun, too much wind, yet a HUGE demand for power to keep warm.

California dreaming won’t help Boston, New York, Baltimore, etc.....They need heat\power and lots of it, cause the sun ain’t shining and the wind ain’t blowing smoke, like the Californicators are blowing smoke, at the real solutions to energy demands.....Coal powered electricity......Energy stored up for the cold Winter.


9 posted on 12/27/2010 5:25:10 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

In the future, please place content from your blog into our bloggers forum.

Thanks,


10 posted on 12/27/2010 5:27:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: humblegunner; Dominic L. Fottfoy
Does that suggest anything to anyone?

Troll with no opinion, only an agenda?

11 posted on 12/27/2010 5:29:55 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

pat back = pay back


12 posted on 12/27/2010 5:31:46 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Dominic L. Fottfoy

Well, sure. Only the agricultural industry has enough land to hold enough solar panels to light a flashlight. And, what with labor prices skyrocketing, employment and other regulation, not to mention water politics, making farming economically impossible, who wouldn’t think it seems like the proverbial light at the and of the tunnel?


13 posted on 12/27/2010 5:32:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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Solar Track
14 posted on 12/27/2010 5:35:52 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Wow they have solar power, but they won’t allow any of the fields to be watered because of the delta smelt.”

Silly conservative. Solar power can be used to make water! Where is your hope and change?


15 posted on 12/27/2010 5:49:00 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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Silly conservative. Solar power can be used to make water!

Hmmmm...solar power, plus CO^2, plus hydrogen, plus grant money (and a whole buch of stuff not yet worked out) = water plus charcoal briquets!

We WILL be energy independent! Yes We Will! Barak Solar Obama, hmmm-mmm-mmm!

16 posted on 12/27/2010 6:14:25 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mohammad: the earliest documented pedophile "priest"...and he was proud of it.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“Hmmmm...solar power, plus CO^2, plus hydrogen, plus grant money (and a whole buch of stuff not yet worked out) = water plus charcoal briquets!”

Nope won’t work. We have to get rid of CO2.

More unintended consequences.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 7:07:37 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: EQAndyBuzz

But that DOES get rid of CO^2! Replace the C in the CO^2 to get H^2O, using solar power to provide the driving nergy, leaving charcoal briquets and water.

Artificial photosythesis.


18 posted on 12/27/2010 7:38:16 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mohammad: the earliest documented pedophile "priest"...and he was proud of it.)
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To: humblegunner; Dominic L. Fottfoy
> Well, Brer Fottfoy.. It appears you signed up a couple of weeks ago, have posted NO comments, and only threads from a single source. Does that suggest anything to anyone?

Sure, he's another freakin' blogpimp. However, IF he posted the thread in "Bloggers" initially (i.e. Mods didn't have to move it there from "News"), I'll cut him some slack. Not much slack, as that was an awfully short excerpt, and there was no need to excerpt it at all.

19 posted on 12/27/2010 9:08:04 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“Hmmmm...solar power, plus CO^2, plus hydrogen, plus grant money (and a whole buch of stuff not yet worked out) = water plus charcoal briquets!

“We WILL be energy independent! Yes We Will! Barak Solar Obama, hmmm-mmm-mmm!”

That’s the spirit.

Hold it, I just reread your post. You use the words “charcoal briquets.” Unless used decoratively, I’m pretty sure they emit carbon dioxide (and they are icky black things used by icky suburban-types). So you would just be converting CO2 into CO2 with OUR grant money.

I’m sure you did not intend that; so this is your chance to retract you statement (dare I say thought crime) before we are forced to assign you to a reeducation camp. Change that equation so there is no hidden CO2 on the right hand side, please.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 12:21:06 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ApplegateRanch

Won’t be able to store it. By the time the environmental study is done and the lawsuits are settled we will all be driving hover cars.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 5:26:06 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: FrankR
Cuts way back on the weight of the batteries, but you still need a capacitor to smooth the power. Then, at night, it all stops and they can lean back, toke up, and drift off into an internal reverie while humming Kum Bah Yah ~ or the latest rap melody.
22 posted on 12/29/2010 11:14:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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