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Rapid Distributed PV Outstrips Lumbering Solar Thermal

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jan 20, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

While California lumbers forward with a high-cost, controversial solar strategy built around remote utility-scale solar thermal plants, with the hope that 10,000 megawatts can be built in ten years, Germany is demonstrating now that 10,000 megawatts of distributed PV can be added in only three years.

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