A solar project that is in the works at the Hillsboro SolarWorld plant could end up providing 2000 plus Los Angeles homes with power when the project is completed. The company will be supplying $32 million worth of solar cells to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and it is one of the largest solar power projects being conducted by the company in this country. The workers currently employed by the Department of Power and Water will spend some of their work time maintaining the solar panels during slow times. It is unclear as to what the SolarWorld solar project will mean for Los Angeles’ energy consumers’ electricity bills but the project will definitely reduce the amount of CO2 being released into the air. There is a possibility that consumers’ bills could go up in order for the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water to recoup some of the money spent so energy consumers should call Electric Rates and compare companies before the project is complete.
- According to the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water the solar project will reduce CO2 in Los Angeles in the amount of 290,000 metric tons over a span of 25 years.
- The project site consists of 42 acres and is located in Adelanto, which is approximately 65 miles outside of Los Angeles.
- Once the solar panels are in place they will provide Los Angeles with a total of 11.6 megawatts of electricity.
- In 2009 481 megawatts of solar electricity were installed throughout the United States.
Although California is not the leader in solar energy the SolarWorld project that is being worked on is definitely significant in size and scale. This is the largest project that the company currently has going in the United States and it has previously depended mostly on foreign projects in the past.
Energy consumers living in or around Los Angeles in areas such as Pasadena, Simi Valley, Lakewood, and Hawthorne should call Electric Rates and find out more about other companies offering solar energy and what the costs are.
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