Good Sun: Finding the Best Place for Solar

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Good Sun: Finding the Best Place for Solar

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@XcelEnergyCO discusses Good Sun - Some places actually have “better” sun than others for producing solar power http://ow.ly/1bOtv4
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 1:38pm

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Some places actually have “better” sun than others for producing solar power, but identifying those places isn’t always intuitive.

Contrary to what I would have guessed, Hawaii does not have the best sun for solar energy production. Factors like cloud cover, water vapor and atmospheric pressure determine how effectively the sun’s energy can be converted into electricity, so even places one might consider to be “sunny” aren’t necessarily the best for electricity production.

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