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Solar Farms are popping up all across the USA as we move from a fossil fuel based economy to a renewable energy based economy. The articles in this section are aimed at a wide variety of discussions related to solar farm development.

SB 32 Update – Signed into Law requiring utilities to purchase electricity from solar farms up to 3MW

The bill would revise the first requirement, discussed above, to instead require that the electric generation facility have an effective capacity of not more than 3 megawatts, subject to the authority of the commission to reduce this megawatt limitation, discussed below, and would delete the requirement that the facility be located on property owned or under the control of the customer. The bill would require that the tariff provide for payment for every kilowatt hour of electricity purchased from an electric generation facility for a period of 10, 15, or 20 years, as authorized by the commission. The bill would require that the payment be the market price referent established by the commission pursuant to the renewables portfolio standard program and would require the price to include all current and anticipated environmental compliance costs. Continue reading

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Solar Farm Opportunity in San Jose CA

Tweet The DNI at this spot is 5.9, the altitude is 2500 ft (above the fog and smog).  The Google Earth photo I attached has a simulated solar array of 3 MW.  The assumed acreage is 16 acres.  This land … Continue reading

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