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Cuyama Solar Farm Powers Ahead
KEYT ^ | 7-23-2014 | Keith Carls

Posted on 07/28/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

First Solar says the power generated will help prevent brownouts in the Cuyama Valley and be put on the grid with PG&E.

"So we have an affordable, sustainable energy source to power about 16,000 homes", Legg says, "that is the equivalent of displacing 30,000 metric tons of carbon and greenhouse gases per year, which is the equivalent of taking about 6,000 cars off the road every year."

First Solar says the Cuyama Solar Facility project will create as many as 200 construction jobs.

"There will be between 8 and 14 months of employment", Legg says, "that will be a combination of electricians and other construction type jobs, water truck drivers, low skill sets to higher skill sets."

Yet after the Cuyama solar plant is built, only a handful of people will be needed to operate it.

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Solar will be used to prevent brownouts. LOL
1 posted on 07/28/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Why put it on farm land when it could be put on a hill side?

2 posted on 07/28/2014 8:24:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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