The world’s biggest solar PV array powers and amazing 160,000 homes

It takes up a significant amount of space in California and – when it is completed – the 550 MW Topaz Solar farm will generate more than a terawatt hour of electricity per year (that’s enough electricity to power 160,000 homes – the equivalent of all the houses in Exeter and Plymouth combined).

 Of course, here at SunGift we’re more focussed on installing domestic solar panels and commercial solar panels so that households and businesses can become more self-sufficient in terms of their own energy needs, but still, renewable energy at such a huge scale is exceptionally impressive!

 Costing $2.5 billion, the Topaz Solar Farm includes nine million solar panels, will create about 400 construction jobs, and covers an area of 9.5 square miles.  Owned by MidAmerican Renewables, the solar PV project is due to be completed in 2015 and will displace 377,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

 For more information on the Topaz Solar Farm visit here
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