President Obama addressed troops at Nellis AFB Nevada today after touring the base’s solar energy farm.
The Nellis solar complex comprises 72,000 solar panels, 140 acres, and generates 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Obama touted the system as “the kind of foundation we’re trying to build all across America.”
This doesn’t seem like a very practical way to provide America with power. The base’s solar array only provides 25% of the facility’s power which houses 12, 000 people. Can you imagine trying to find 140 acres for every 12, 000 people in say…NYC, LA, or D.C.?
Read more about Nellis AFB photovoltaic array here.