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  •  585 megawatts vs. 20. (7+ / 0-)

    Yeah, a LOT bigger!

    •  Bigger than that (6+ / 0-)
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      Siri, RichM, wilderness voice, alizard, ferg, Marie

      968 MW.  585 is what we're producing now with commercial solar.

      When completed, the Blythe solar plant would nearly triple the current 585 megawatts of installed commercial-scale solar generation in the United States and would have a capacity to generate nearly three times the electricity produced at the country's largest solar facility — the nine-unit, 354 MW Solar Energy Generating Systems installation in Kramer Junction, California.[4]

      Good spot for it.   Few NIMBY issues and demand from 2 or 3 major metro areas.  

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:43:35 PM PDT

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    •  need 2 million Megawatts of Solar Power (1+ / 0-)
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      2 million megawatts equals 2 Terrawatts.

      2 million divided by 585 equals 3418 more of these.

      80 % of success is JUST SHOWING UP ! ! !

      by Churchill on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:53:49 PM PDT

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