Friday, August 12, 2011

Durango CO - a Solar Garden on Uranium Tailings

The burial site of radioactive mill tailings near Durango could become the first of 11 similar sites in Colorado to host solar panels to generate electricity.

"Durango is the best site," Deborah Barr with the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. "There are transmission lines nearby, the terrain is fairly level and LPEA (La Plata Electric Association) is very receptive to the idea."


Joy Hughes who helped organize the nonprofit Saguache Solar Gardens Institute in December 2009, said her group is on the verge of creating a 200-kilowatt solar garden.

"Instead of patches of vegetables, we're going to have patches of solar panels," Hughes said.

Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC
(719)207-3097 direct

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