Clear Skies moving ahead with California solar project

California’s Mojave Desert will soon be home to a new solar energy facility constructed by Clear Skies Solar.

In a statement, Clear Skies reported that it has begun project engineering on an $11 million, 3.2 megawatt solar plant to be built in the town of Cantil. The company owns a 34 acre parcel of land in the area that will be used for the facility.

The company noted that several months ago, the project had been stalled by funding and credit issues. However, with solar modules and other equipment having fallen as much as 30 percent recently, the project can now move forward.

"Although this project will be smaller than initially anticipated, the use of thin film technology will offer our investors a substantially higher return, which investors are now demanding under current economic conditions," said Clear Skies CEO Ezra Green in a statement.

Green went on to predict that new technology and more manufacturing capacity would continue to bring down the price of solar modules. If this is the case, homeowners as well as businesses will have more incentives than ever, including state and federal tax rebates, to invest in solar energy.

Author: Tom Staples

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