Big is Beautiful

Woodside, Christine
May 2007
E: The Environmental Magazine;May/Jun2007, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p20
The article presents information on Brockton Brightfield, an utility-scale solar electricity plant in the city of Brockton, Massachusetts. The plant is developed on the four-acre site of an abandoned gas plant. The rows of solar photovoltaic panels began generating an average of 425 kilowatts to the grid in September 2006, turning a vacant lot of capped coal-tar residues into the largest utility-scale solar energy facility in the U.S. The plant provides electricity to the grid equivalent to the needs of about 70 households. It's one small example of harnessing the sun's potential as a large-scale electricity source.


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