California (TGW) – OptiSolar has announced plans to build the world’s largest solar photovoltaic farm 100 miles north of Los Angeles.
The planned farm would create 550 megawatts of power, about the same as a coal fired power plant, and enough electricity for the equivalent of 190,000 homes.
OptiSolar's thin-film silicon photovoltaics can be placed close to the ground without needing a dramatic tilt, according to the company. OptiSolar says it uses about 1 percent of the silicon of competing crystalline systems, with nontoxic and recyclable equipment made largely of glass, metal, and concrete.
If the project is approved, construction will start in 2010.
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