FW: FW: Help with solar info please
I got a quick answer back, but it’s the one I feared rather than hoped for.
I hope you’re not getting tired of all my posts tonight because I’ve got one more important one coming up.
From: clifford sutton [mailto:cliffworldwide@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Help with solar info please
That's very good question. It seems that they were not built due to lack of funding from the private sector. Since the utilities in California have a mandate to be 20% green by 2012 you would think that this would be a no brainer. However, somehow we just let it slip through our fingers. We even had an inititive on our last ballot to get the utilities to pony up for such projects but was defeated handsomely. With our "Govenator" being pro solar you would think that it would have passed but the campaign waged by the power companies was tremendous.
As to their current status? nobody knows.
On 1/23/07, Michael Ewert <mewert@...> wrote:
I hear you are a solar expert in California . I would be grateful if you could tell our group what is the latest with the large solar thermal power plants that were proposed a couple of years ago. I can't find recent news.
Mike Ewert/Houston Renewable Energy Group
In preparing for the solar thermal presentation at Sunday's HREG meeting I've been trying to find the latest status on the dish stirling power plants in California . But the latest news I can find on the Internet is over a year old (see below). Does anybody know what happened with this in 2006?
Stirling Energy Systems is planning to build a 500-megawatt solar generating station in the Mojave Desert for Southern California Edison and a 300 MW solar power plant, which consists of 12,000 Stirling solar dishes on approximately three square miles in the Imperial Valley of Southern California for San Diego Gas & Electric according to Oct. 2005 reports.
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