07 Oct '11, 10am

How Does a Solar Power Plant Developer Win Over the Community?

How Does a Solar Power Plant Developer Win Over the Community?

Many people in California’s Antelope Valley, one of the state’s sunniest places, have a slightly different take on solar energy compared to renewable energy advocates in energy-hungry cities. As they watch solar power plant developers gobble up the wide open spaces on their high desert floor, they wonder why people in San Francisco and Los Angeles aren’t putting solar panels on their rooftops instead of sending corporations to intrude on their quiet rural lives and make them pay a far greater price for climate change than the cities’ polluters. Antelope Valley’s solar resource is special. Pacific winds blow through the Tejon Pass, push any cloud cover off to the Tehacapis or the San Gabriels and open the desert floor to dawn-to-dusk sun well over 300 days of the year. It’s an asset solar developers and California’s political leaders , intent on generating a third of the st...

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