Monday, January 26, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 26
Signup

Weekly Poll
Are there adequate services in SLO County for people with mental illnesses?

Yes.
Not even close.
People mean well, but are hampered by insufficient resources.
This is normally where the joke answer goes, but why would you joke about it?

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

New Times / News

The following article was posted on January 8th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 24 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 24

Topaz Solar Farm goes online

BY JONO KINKADE

The Topaz Solar Farm on the Carrizo Plain harnessed its first wave of electricity and sent it into the grid in
 mid-December. It’s one of two solar plants sitting at the far southeastern corner of San Luis Obispo County.

The plant hit a 300-megawatt milestone, making it the biggest utility-scale photovoltaic solar facility providing energy to an electrical grid in the world, for now, said Steve Krum, director of global corporate communications for First Solar, the company managing the project. Construction is still underway at the site, with completion expected in early 2015, when it will bring a full 550-megawatts online. Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) toured the site and the nearby California Valley Solar Ranch on Jan. 6 and touted them as proof of the potential for renewable energy in the United States.