17 Jan '12, 10pm

The (Solar) Light at the End of the Tunnel

Getty Images President Obama toured the nation’s largest photovoltaic array at Nellis Air Force Base in 2009 with Col. Howard Belote, center, and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, right. A consultant for the Defense Department reports that introducing solar installations on nine military bases in the Mojave and Colorado Desert could generate 7,000 megawatts of power. Depending on which yardstick you prefer, that amounts to the output of seven average nuclear plants or six large coal-fired plants. It would also amount to 25 percent of the renewable energy that California will require its utilities to produce by 2015, according to the 13 authors of the report, prepared by the consultancy ICF International. The report says that electricity generated annually from such solar installations would be equivalent to two-thirds of what the Department of Defense consumes nation...

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