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Californian sunshine could power the nation

From The Times December 23, 2009 Surfing a wave of Californian sunshine as America looks for renewable future “………….The US Energy Department has calculated that a 62-square-mile (160 sq km) parcel of the Mojave that straddles Nevada, Utah, California and Arizona receives enough sunlight to power the entire country. In Lancaster, the site of the eSolar facility, there are about 300 sunny days a year and the company says tests indicate that the plant works even on partially cloudy days………The American Solar Energy Society has forecast that a shift to renewable sources could create as many as 37 million jobs by 2030.Global solar industry leaders went to Copenhagen this month to highlight the impact that solar energy technologies can have on combating climate change. Solar arrays leave no carbon footprint after manufacture of components and construction.

Surfing a wave of Californian sunshine as America looks for renewable future – Times Online

December 23, 2009 - Posted by | climate change, renewable, USA | ,

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