18 Oct '11, 5pm

The Biggest US Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

The Biggest US Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

With 100 megawatts of solar and 200 megawatts of wind, Element Power ’s Wildflower Renewable Energy Farm Project would be the biggest pre-designed solar-wind hybrid installation in the U.S. It is appropriately ambitious for California’s uniquely sun- and wind-rich Antelope Valley where, as project manager Nat Parker put it, “the trees grow sideways and the sun burns bright.” Parker has just finalized Element’s formal proposal to Los Angeles County for a project that could realize the renewable energy dream of doing the right thing the right way. “We have looked at the biotic resources, the unique vegetation communities, the wildlife movement behaviors we’ve observed for a year, and the things that are important to the people in the community,” Parker said, “and we have attempted to incorporate mitigation into the very design of the project while maximizing the renewable en...

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