24 Jun '11, 2pm

Landfill Could Become Solar Plant | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: A landfill in Barstow, California could add a

Landfill Could Become Solar Plant | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: A landfill in Barstow, California could add a

A landfill in Barstow, California could add a solar power plant generating between 10 and 20 megawatts of electricity. It was reported that if it does produce that much power, it would be enough for 10,000 to 20,000 homes. A figure commonly used for solar power plants is one megawatt for powering 1,000 homes. However, in real-world conditions, a megawatt might power less than that, down to 460 or so. One factor reducing the number of households that can be powered by a single megawatt is simply the consistent use of air conditioning. For example, one article states homes in the US Northeast region consume half of the electricity used by homes in the South. In Barstow, summer temperatures over 100F are common. In a whole year there are about 130 days with highs over 90F. The expected high for June 23, 2011 is 104F. The highest recorded temperature was over 110F. Air conditi...

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