The available solar resources in the southern United States are substantial and largely untapped. This energy source is not like oil or coal or even nuclear as once we develop the technology to utilize it’s power , we can use it for ever. Not 100 or 400 or even 1000 years but forever. Realistically if the sun stops shining we have other problems than energy.
This new solar pv power plant in Arizona is now online and gives us a glimpse of what could be as far as the scale of clean energy development. This Arizona solar project covers over 10 acres, utilizes over 5 million solar panels and will provide clean electricity to well over 230, 000 homes.
It is hard not to look at this project and ask why. Why are we not doing a lot more of this all around the world?
The answer is that we are.
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.