Food Farms Become Solar Farms

Decommissioned farms and fields in California are being scouted as possible sited for renewable energy production.
August 12, 2010, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Farmers and officials at Westlands Water District, a public agency that supplies water to farms in the valley, have agreed to provide land for what would be one of the world's largest solar energy complexes, to be built on 30,000 acres.

At peak output, the proposed Westlands Solar Park would generate as much electricity as several big nuclear power plants."

The conversion of former farmland to solar energy production site has been cheered by environmentalists and farmers.

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Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in The New York Times
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