Friday, March 9

Green, Not Just The Money In Vegas Anymore

(Lake Mead and the Hoover Damn provide for Nevada, California and Arizona)

When you are the fastest growing city and you have to fight California for energy, you are forced to look for alternatives. And so Las Vegas has turned to renewable fuel sources for some of it's answers. And when you have lots of desert land to build on, solar and wind seem like a good start.

(ZDNet) Spain's Acciona Solar next month plans to begin pumping power out of Nevada Solar One, a 64-megawatt facility 40 miles outside of town. That's enough power for 15,000 homes or 22,000 hotel rooms, said Gilbert Cohen, senior vice president of Acciona.

Potentially, the site, which is now 300 acres, could be built up to provide 2,000 megawatts of power.
Again, it's a nice "start".