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Title: Putting the sun to work in Sacramento

Abstract

At dawn this morning, the sun went to work for customers of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the world, adjacent to the closed nuclear power plant at Rancho Seco, generated enough electricity for over a thousand customers, rooftop solar water heaters lowered thousands of residential electric bills and rooftop PV systems turned hundreds of Sacramento homes into mini power plants. SMUD, in partnership with their customers-owners, is leading the way in putting the sun to work today. SMUD plans to have at least half of its energy come from energy efficiency, existing hydroelectric plants and renewable resources in this decade. SMUD expects investments made in solar power today to provide its customer-owners with substantial long-term energy, environmental and community benefits. This article describes some of SMUD's efforts.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20080314
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Solar Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1042-0630
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; CALIFORNIA; COMMERCIALIZATION

Citation Formats

Osborn, D.E. Putting the sun to work in Sacramento. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Osborn, D.E. Putting the sun to work in Sacramento. United States.
Osborn, D.E. Thu . "Putting the sun to work in Sacramento". United States.
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title = {Putting the sun to work in Sacramento},
author = {Osborn, D.E.},
abstractNote = {At dawn this morning, the sun went to work for customers of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the world, adjacent to the closed nuclear power plant at Rancho Seco, generated enough electricity for over a thousand customers, rooftop solar water heaters lowered thousands of residential electric bills and rooftop PV systems turned hundreds of Sacramento homes into mini power plants. SMUD, in partnership with their customers-owners, is leading the way in putting the sun to work today. SMUD plans to have at least half of its energy come from energy efficiency, existing hydroelectric plants and renewable resources in this decade. SMUD expects investments made in solar power today to provide its customer-owners with substantial long-term energy, environmental and community benefits. This article describes some of SMUD's efforts.},
doi = {},
journal = {Solar Today},
issn = {1042-0630},
number = 3,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}