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U.S. Boosts Solar Farm Opportunities | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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About 7 million American homes could be powered by utility-scale plants under the Department of the Interior's plan for public lands.

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Giana P (398)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:26 am
Good news. Thanks Tamara.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:34 am

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Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:06 am
Thanks, noted.

Ben O (171)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:43 am
Right on! Solar Power - It'll last for five billion years...

Gloria p (304)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:56 am
As long as the wild horses are left alone using public land for solar power is fine with me.

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:08 am
Noted, thanks.

Christeen A (369)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:08 pm
This sounds like good news to me. Thank you.

reft h (66)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:40 pm
it sounds like good news, and its about time. Why does it take so long to do something like this, the techology has been there. I'm sure it's a step in the right direction.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:41 pm
Solar is renewable, unlike fossil fuels which are not renewable.

Carmen S (611)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:55 pm
this is good news, hope green technology continues to be be developed, thanks Tamara

Alice C (1797)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:37 pm
When the hurricane hit New Jersey there was power form the solar panels on the roof. I didn't even know the power went out until a tree came down on a transformer. Everything went out in the area, phones, TV, and internet. They were not able to remove the tree until November 4th however, My power came back on as soon as the sun was able to poke through the clouds in the morning. I had heat and electric when others didn't. The traffic lights were not working. Most people helped each other and we still are. I have seen many hurricans but none like this. My aunt is homeless now. She had 4ft of water on her 1st floor and My cousin's house had a large boat crash into the front of her home followed by a tree coming down as well. Her home is a total loss. The panels on our farmhouse held tight : ) I'm glad we went solar !

Stella Gamboni (17)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:02 pm
Since, by at least one estimate, the U.S. could generate all the electricity it needs with just 92 square miles of solar thermal tubes powering turbines rather than photovoltaics, this seems like unnecessary and wasteful overkill.

(Of course the U.S. power grid would have to be converted to high voltage DC first.)

pam w (139)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:39 pm
It's certainly the right direction!
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