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Oil and Gas Sector Gives California its Largest Solar Field

Date: 12/04/2017

Company: GlassPoint

Source: Energy In Depth

Yes, you read that right. The fossil fuels sector is building the largest solar field in all of California and one of the largest such fields in the world.

Not billionaire anti-industry activist Tom Steyer. Not the Sierra Club, which has spent untold millions on lawsuits and PR efforts to bash the oil and gas sector. Not anyone affiliated with the Keep It In The Ground movement, which has sought to undermine the industry at every turn. Aera Energy, a company jointly held by ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, is building California’s biggest solar energy complex. By a mile. For a sense of the scale, check out this video by Aera and news coverage from local TV station KERO 23.

As reported by the Washington Post, ABC, Clean Technica and virtually every energy media outlet, Aera has contracted GlassPoint Solar to build a solar installation at the Belridge oil field in Kern County, California – just west of Bakersfield. Belridge produces 75,000 barrels of oil per day.

The solar field will support an estimated 500 construction jobs and cover 770 acres with solar panels.

Read full story at Energy In Depth

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