The 250-MW California Valley Solar Ranch, now under construction, will provide power to PG&E’s grid. The facility’s solar trackers follow the sun’s movement during the day, increasing sunlight capture over conventional fixed-tilt systems, while significantly reducing land-use requirements.
Snow Not a Problem
“We have installed about 5 MW of solar over the past three years at company-owned sites,” said Fouad Dagher, National Grid’s manager of new products and energy services. This was done under the state’s Green Communities Act. “And the beauty is we used old gas manufacturing plants as the sites for solar,” he added. “We converted brownfields to greenfields.” During this same period, he said, “We have seen an unbelievable surge in the ...
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