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North America’s Largest Solar-Electric Plant Switched On

by Justin Thomas •

North America’s largest solar photovoltaic system is now running and generating power — about 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. The 14 megawatt power plant is at the Nellis Air Force Base in the sunny desert of southern Nevada. It’s expected to save about $1 million in power costs annually, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 24,000 tons each year.

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Portland City Storage: 175,000 SF Of Solar Cells

by Justin Thomas •

This complex is a storage facility to be built by Portland City Storage on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland. It will have a glass tower rising more than 22 stories and enclosing a giant mechanical arm capable of lifting 40,000 pounds (to conserve valuable riverfront land).

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The Largest Wind Farm In The World: Horse Hollow

by Justin Thomas •

What is the largest wind farm in the world? Well, right now it’s the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center in Texas. This wind farm has 421 wind turbines that generate a total capacity of 735 megawatts. The wind turbines are spread across 47,000 acres of land in Taylor and Nolan County, Texas.

Attractive + Renewable = Metaoptimal

by Justin Thomas •

Attractive clothing that is also produced in co-ordination with our natural systems is metaoptimal. These are styles made from organic fibers and natural dyes. Benefits: Organic farming practices improve soil fertility, safeguard farm workers, health, and preserve the quality of the environment for future generations. Regular cotton is grown on roughly 3% of all cultivated land, yet accounts for 25% …