Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chevron installing massive solar system at Kern River

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Chevron is adding a solar system to power the pumps and pipelines at its Kern River oil field.
The 7,700 solar panels are expected to produce about 740 kilowatts of electricity, according to Reuters.
Chevron is using an eight-acre site for “Project Brightfield,” a testing grounds. The company is testing various sizes of panels and types of technology from seven companies.
The goal is to see which types of solar will be best suited for applications at other Chevron facilities worldwide, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The company said it plans to spend more than $2 billion on renewable energy and related research over the next three years.

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