Thursday, May 13, 2010
Putting solar projects on mine tailings
The idea of installing solar power plants on mine tailings got more attention this week at a business-organized conference in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports that Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. has proposed "building the biggest photovoltaic solar-panel power plant in the state" (15 megawatts) at its Bagdad mine [right, credit Google Earth].
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