New Camp Pendleton solar power plant to provide1.48 megawatts

CAMP PENDLETON – Officials at Camp Pendleton today will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new solar power plant that is expected to provide power for about 400 homes on base.

More than 6,000 solar panels are spread across six acres on top of an old landfill in an area called Box Canyon.

The system will produce 1.48 megawatts, or 2,389 megawatt-hours, of electricity.

Construction of the system, one of the largest of its kind in San Diego County, was funded by federal stimulus dollars.

8 Responses to "New Camp Pendleton solar power plant to provide1.48 megawatts"

  1. DANNY MORRIS   February 3, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I THINK THIS IS OUTSTANDING USE OF STIMULUS
    MONEY.

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  2. Cecil Lankford   February 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

    What a great investment in the future. Congratulations to the people who initiated this.
    The military also leading the way in the use of Bio Fuels.

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  3. fireman1201   February 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Notice no, where in this article is the mention of the cost! Thats great that it will feed 400 homes! But how much did it cost? And how long to break even on the investment? Did it cost $100,000 per house?

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  4. Art   February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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  5. nickycc   February 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    If u want to debate cost-the Iraq war is a start. A complete waste of money and lives, on a people who are where they were 10 years ago minus a head of state. Now, solar panels on a landfill sure sound good on my screen.

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  6. between   February 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    fireman1201-Notice no, where in this article is the mention of the cost! Thats great that it will feed 400 homes! But how much did it cost? And how long to break even on the investment? Did it cost $100,000 per house?

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  7. Doc Brown   February 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hey–Is this enough power to get me and Marty Back to the Future? How many jigawatts was it again?

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  8. JZ   February 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The total cost was 9.3 million which is 23,000 per home. This project put many 25 local people to work for almost a year and will reduce the governments energy consumption by about $300,000 annually. This is showing the governments commitment to going green.

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