Reality check: The difference between a power plant and solar panels

Energy policy is a serious matter in not only the distributing power itself to have society function, but also in being realistic in the engineering of industry itself.

Two articles popped up that shows just that here in Indiana.

Here’s the first article on a gas-powered plant being built-in Niles, MI(just north of Indiana/Michigan state line):

The proposed plant is expected to open in 2020 and would generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity annually, enough to power 635,000 homes.

The next article is on 4,100 solar panels in Henryville, IN being installed:

The array produces one megawatt of power — enough to supply 150 homes for one year.

Solar is nice and the product will evolve over time with engineering, but power plants are much more needed and efficient.





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