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California to be home to world’s largest solar array farm

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The Golden State of California will soon be home to the world’s largest solar array farm. The effort will aim at cutting down on American state’s dependence on fossil-based fuels. Making this happen would be Cleantech America, in association with the Kings River Conservation District.

The Golden State solar array farm is expected to provide zero emission electricity to Central Valley residents. To be built in three phases, the total energy output is expected to be around 80 megawatts by year 2011. The largest solar power plant in the US is a 15MW plant located at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Cleantech America had also earlier been involved in a partnership with PG&E aimed at building the third largest solar array in the country. This was also planned for California.

Expected to achieve extraordinary economies of scale, the plant is seen as bring about a sea change in helping solar energy achieve grid parity.

(Via Inhabitat)

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  1. Photovoltaics and solar power offer the best blend of efficiency, cost and maintenance compared to wind and just about any other renewable energy such as tidal.

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