ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PROPOSAL
Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest National Park in America. In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes to say the least.
Death Valley National Park consists of about 3.4 million acres of virtually untouched acreage that, because of its extreme conditions, would make it perfect for developing a solar farm to generate electricity for America.
Would you support an initiative to turn just a portion of this 3.4 million acres into a solar "farm" to generate electricity for homes in America?
"For every 5MW installed, a solar farm will power 1,515 homes for a year (based on an average annual consumption of 3,300 kWh of electricity for a house) and save 2,150 tonnes of CO2. Approximately 25 acres of land is required for every 5 megawatts (MW) of installation."
Most importantly, the impact upon the environment would be near zero!