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Cleantech's solar array will be seven times larger than the next closest rival

Portugal announced in April that it was home to one of the world's largest solar arrays. The 150 acre, 11-megawatt (MW) solar plant was built by Catavento and PowerLight Corporation and is capable of powering 8,000 homes in Serpa.

Cleantech America LLC., a San Francisco-based company, plans to build a solar farm that would far eclipse the one built in Portugal. The new 80 MW farm, known as the Kings River Conservation District Community Choice Solar Farm, will be situated on 640 acres of land and is scheduled to be completed by 2011.

"We're pretty confident that solar farms on this scale are going to have an industry-changing impact," said Cleantech CEO Bill Barnes. "We think it's the wave of the future. This scale of project, I think, creates a tipping point for renewable energy."

"We think the impact for it will be similar to the impact of the computer chip," Barnes continued. "So too will economies of scale like the Community Choice farm drive down the cost of solar."

Cleantech estimates that the energy generated by the solar array will be enough to power 20,000 homes.



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RE: I agree
By FITCamaro on 7/10/2007 12:05:31 PM , Rating: 1
I'm not against a new power grid. The issue is who's going to pay for it. Because you can be damn sure the power companies won't.

Definitely with you on the whole "Dancing with the Stars" thing. It amazes me that people actually watch crap like that. I mean I love watching TV. But I try to watch something a little more intelligent or meaningful than that crap. Sure South Park doesn't count as either, but at least every episode ends with a good point being made. ;)

All I know is when networks are getting so desperate that they'll come up with shows like playing Bingo, that's a bad sign. Whats next?

"This fall on NBC. An amazing series like nothing ever before seen on television. It will blow you away. 'On Time'. A show about people trying to get to work on time. See the action. Enjoy the drama. Revel in the success. Why should you watch it? Because you've got nothing else to fucking do. On Time. Watch it this fall on NBC. Or we'll develop even more retarded shows."


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