Thursday, June 12, 2008

Renewable Energy, 24-7 in Fresno.

Martifer Renewables' solar farm in Fresno County is expanding its capabilities to include more than power generated by solar. David Baker from the San Francisco Chronicle sums it up nicely:

"The plant, near the old oil-patch town of Coalinga in Fresno County, will combine a large solar farm with a generator that burns orchard trimmings, agricultural waste and, yes, excrement."

The idea is to run the plant around the clock-- something you can't always do with wind power and something that is impossible with solar.

A deal with PG&E is expected to be announced today.

The plant ultimately will produce 107MW and encompass 640 acres.