15 Dec '11, 9pm

Solar Power Making Its Way to Prisons

Most recently, two Illinois correctional facilities in Merced County have announced that they'll be running on solar power. Two arrays consisting of 6,272 solar panels located on land adjacent to the two facilities have a capacity of 1.4 MW and will be able to provide 70 percent of the facilities' peak electricity consumption and all of the power during off-peak times.

Full article: http://ecogeek.org/component/content/article/3661

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