SOLAR ENERGY: New plant can power up to 160,000 homes – Press Enterprise

Joseph News-Press St. Joseph News-Press & FOX 26 KNPN | 3comments Solar farms may one day be as common as wind farms have become across our region. When the cost-benefit calculation makes sense for developers of this alternate form of energy, it also makes sense for consumers. Plans are well under way to build a solar farm at Trenton. The Trenton City Council has sold 16 acres to MC Power Companies of Lees Summit. Nearly 11,000 large solar panels at the site will generate electricity for an energy pool serving Trenton Municipal Utilities and other Missouri communities.
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9, 2015 Updated: 6:56 p.m. SOLAR ENERGY: New plant can power up to 160,000 homes U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell speaks about the sun and the power it is now making during the power on ceremony at Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Monday in Desert Center, CA. February 9, 2015. , TERRY PIERSON, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER SO CAL SOLAR Three large solar plants are operatingon public lands in Southern California: Desert Sunlight:location, 6.5 miles north of Desert Center in Riverside County; technology, photovoltaic panels; capacity, 550 megawatts. Genesis:location, 25 miles west of Blythe in Riverside County; technology, solar troughs; capacity, 250 megawatts. Ivanpah:location, off of Interstate 15 near the Nevada border in northeastern San Bernardino County; technology, solar towers; capacity, 377 megawatts.
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Solar financing bill clears Georgia House – WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Republican leaders formed Georgians for Solar Freedom to advance financing options and other commonsense conservative solar policies in the state. Georgians for Solar Freedom spokesperson, former Georgia State Representative Donna Sheldon, said, Georgia families, businesses, churches, and schools should have the option to use innovative technology to lower their power bills. This bill advocates property rights which are a cornerstone of our conservative principles. Government should not be placing unnecessary barriers in the way of property owners who want to take charge of their energy bills with solar, said Bobby Baker, a Republican who served on the Georgia Public Service Commission and now sits on the board of the Georgia Property Rights Council. Georgia is one of the fastest growing solar markets in the nation. There are currently more than 150 solar companies employing thousands of workers in the state. Passage of this solar financing legislation would enable further private investment in local industry and job growth. We commend Representative Dudgeon and his colleagues for advancing legislation that will drive investment in the state’s solar industry, said Jason Rooks of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association. With technology prices becoming more and more affordable, this legislation would clear the way for innovative solar companies to meet the changing demands of Georgia energy customers. Following today’s vote, HB 57 advances to the Georgia Senate, where it will likely be first taken up by the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities. Lawmakers anticipate a Senate vote on the bill in March.
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