Guam looks to build 8 new solar power farms

The proposed farms would produce up to 43.8 megawatts of direct-current solar-generated renewable energy for Guam's power grid

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — According to a U.S. Navy draft environmental assessment, Guam could be getting land to build solar farms which would provide clean, renewable energy and lessen energy costs and dependency on fossil fuels.

The (Guam) Pacific Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1EwLHnw) that the assessment from the lead agency on the project states that approximately 192 acres of land would be leased to Guam Power Authority to build eight solar farms for 37 years, including renewal options.

The proposed farms would produce up to 43.8 megawatts of direct-current solar-generated energy. The energy would feed into Guam Power Authority's electric grid for public and military use.

Guam's first major solar farm is a $108 million project currently being built in Inarajan. It will power about 10,000 homes when it is complete.

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