Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How Much Solar in the B-R Corridor Will $87.3 Million Buy?

Hi Yupette,

In the event you missed Dominion Virginia Power's press release VEPCO is ensuring the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor will have an adequate supply of electrical power by constructing a new $87.3 million 3.7 mile underground power line from high voltage towers near Four Mile run to a new substation near N. Courthouse Road and Route 50.

So, the Green questions of the day are: how much solar and other alternative energy (wind turbines) could Virginia Power have installed on-site (building roofs and exteriors) in the R-B corridor for the $87.3 million and how much power would that on-site alternative energy have generated?

Ron

16 Comments:

At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, $1 million per building for 87 buildings.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Ted said...

Ask Jay Fisette's Citizen Energy Task Force.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Michael said...

Supposing Virginia Power's underground cables carry 230,000 volts at 100 amps, that's 23 megawatts.

 
At 01 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could generate 23 megawatts with about 150 acres of solar panels.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If solar panels were placed on the rooftop of the Pentagon (all fie rings) how much electricity would that generate? Just wondering.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard about that wonderful oil company, BP? They own a huge solar R & D facility in Frederick, MD (I-70 and 270 intersection). Of course none of the buildings in the I-270 "Technology" corridor have solar panels. And BP recently outsourced the solar panel manufacturing plant that used to manufacture the panels next door to the R & D facility...to India. What a wonderful company. Deserves to be represented on Fisette's energy task farce.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, the DOD removed the solar array that used to be on the shoulder of I-395 on the grounds of the Pentagon's power plant.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Ordinary Citizen said...

The energy task force's GHG specialist is former Enron energy trader John Palmisano. I hear that he'll be happy to consult with colleagues Fastow and Skilling (errr, I mean visit) to help out on financial matters.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Fisette was shocked...shocked when a civic activist told him what a charade the task force is and what a joke "Gourmet Jay" has been on the CB.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Duh said...

No brainer...if $87.3 million of solar were installed in the R-B Corridor the R-B corridor wouldn't need a new 230,000 volt line to provide excess capacity.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least 80% of Virginia Power's electricity comes from coal and nuclear.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Tom said...

Do you want to know who's worse than VEPCO? The National Rural Electrification Association, which refuses to acknowledge that wind and solar would be a huge benefit to rural America.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Buffy Muffington said...

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is awesome. Where are the solar panels on the roof of the school?

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buffy, the new dorms on your alma mater, Marymount University, are also awesome. They consume a lot of hot water. Where are the solar panels?

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what do expect when the County is controlled by bi-partisan Reagan Yuptards?

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 acre is 43560 square feet or 208 x 208 feet.

 

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