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Old 04-20-2017, 02:22 AM
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Default Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

https://thinkprogress.org/kentucky-c...m-a5d10d6526bb

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Berkeley Energy Group, the coal company behind the project, billed it as the first large-scale solar farm in the Appalachian region, which has been hit hard by the decades-long decline in the U.S. coal industry. The company, in partnership with EDF Renewable Energy, is currently conducting feasibility studies for the project on two reclaimed strip mines, both located in the eastern part of the state. Berkeley Energy Group estimates that the solar farm could produce as much as 50 or 100 megawatts of electricity, which would be five to ten times the size of Kentucky’s largest solar farm.
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Default Re: Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

There's something off on the story...or, at least, the headline...

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The company, in partnership with EDF Renewable Energy, is currently conducting feasibility studies for the project
No reasonable company would "announce plans to build the state’s largest solar farm" until feasible studies are complete...

It would be downright stupid to make the announcement and then find there's no feasibility to it later...
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Cool Re: Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

Solar power is fastest growing source of energy...

Solar Energy is Fastest Growing Source of Power
Thursday 5th October, 2017 - A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally.
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The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in China, thanks to a drop in costs and greater support from governments.


It is the first time that solar energy growth surpasses any other fuel as a source of power. Coal in particular had continued to grow in recent years despite global targets to reduce carbon emissions.

The IEA said solar panels capacity grew 50 percent last year, with China accounting for almost half the expansion. The country has become a leader in renewable energy production, with the United States the second-largest market.

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