Healthcare giant Kaiser plans 15MW of solar panels on its facilities in California 

By David Baker at the San Francisco Chronicle: Sticking solar panels on office rooftops has become de rigueur for many companies in eco-conscious California. But not on this scale. Health care giant Kaiser Permanente plans to install solar systems at 15 of its facilities throughout the state, together generating a maximum of 15 megawatts of electricity. A megawatt is a snapshot figure, equal to the amount of electricity used by 750 typical homes at any given instant. (To put that in terms of an Alaska comparison, the daily average power usage at anyone time in the Railbelt — the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kenai area —  is about 600 megawatts). Read more

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