New Camp Pendleton solar power plant to provide1.48 megawatts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Issue 05, Volume 15.

CAMP PENDLETON - Officials at Camp Pendleton today will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new solar power plant that is expected to provide power for about 400 homes on base.

More than 6,000 solar panels are spread across six acres on top of an old landfill in an area called Box Canyon.

The system will produce 1.48 megawatts, or 2,389 megawatt-hours, of electricity.

Construction of the system, one of the largest of its kind in San Diego County, was funded by federal stimulus dollars.



Comment Profile ImageDANNY MORRIS
Comment #1 | Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 8:24 am
Comment Profile ImageCecil Lankford
Comment #2 | Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:07 am
What a great investment in the future. Congratulations to the people who initiated this.
The military also leading the way in the use of Bio Fuels.
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Comment #3 | Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm
Notice no, where in this article is the mention of the cost! Thats great that it will feed 400 homes! But how much did it cost? And how long to break even on the investment? Did it cost $100,000 per house?
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Comment #4 | Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Im afraid they are going to make this thing work no matter what the cost. Whatever happened to the solar hot water that they were generating for the swimming pools, anyone know? I stopped by one pool some years back and was told by the Marines running the pool that it did not perform well and they were still using the gas fired heaters.
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Comment #5 | Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm
If u want to debate cost-the Iraq war is a start. A complete waste of money and lives, on a people who are where they were 10 years ago minus a head of state. Now, solar panels on a landfill sure sound good on my screen.
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Comment #6 | Sunday, Feb 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm
fireman1201-Notice no, where in this article is the mention of the cost! Thats great that it will feed 400 homes! But how much did it cost? And how long to break even on the investment? Did it cost $100,000 per house?
Comment Profile ImageDoc Brown
Comment #7 | Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:44 am
Hey--Is this enough power to get me and Marty Back to the Future? How many jigawatts was it again?
Comment Profile ImageJZ
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 at 9:21 am
The total cost was 9.3 million which is 23,000 per home. This project put many 25 local people to work for almost a year and will reduce the governments energy consumption by about $300,000 annually. This is showing the governments commitment to going green.

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