Monday, May 11, 2009

Sun vs Wind

Southern California Edison wants to buy electricity from a 90-megawatt BP wind farm in Idaho at about 11.4 cents per kilowatt-hour.

In comparison, the city of San Francisco approved a plan to buy electricity from a local 5-megawatt solar array at 23.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. The 5-MWt facility will be the largest photovoltaic installation in the state.

Seems like energ-wise the wind beats the sun hands down.

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