In Boulder City, [NV] however, renewables have produced no lower energy costs. Instead, in late 2009, the city approved a 35 percent rate hike, while power generated by Copper Mountain is to go to Southern California — rather than serve Nevadans whose taxes helped finance the plant.
The solar energy is being sold by Sempra to California, which has mandated that 33 percent of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources by 2020.
5 fulltime employees is all they have. And the Nevada tax payers have subsidized this thing to see nothing in return! And they will never see their money returned on this either:
according to the U.S. Department of Energy, solar-PV energy will cost three and a half times more than energy from traditional sources such as coal.
This is nothing more than another Solyndra on a little smaller scale…
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