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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:03:39 AM

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) -- A Chinese-backed company is dropping plans for a major solar project near the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin, Nev.

ENN Mojave Energy LLC has informed Clark County officials that it's terminating its agreement to purchase 9,000 acres after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there.

The company, a subsidiary of ENN Group, says it was unable to sign the necessary power purchase agreements to sell the energy to utilities in Nevada or neighboring states.

The company had planned to first build a solar panel factory, then a solar energy plant 90 miles south of Las Vegas that would have generated enough energy for 200,000 homes.

County officials had hailed the project with a price tag of up to $6 billion, saying it
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remay
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:16:38 PM

Bummer, must not have been able to hack in enough to make it profitable.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:43:16 PM

solar power is just to expensive.
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efwosu
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:27:07 PM

Wonder how many of our tax dollars were given to this company?
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:59:53 AM

Can't sell it.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:10:21 AM

5 billion for 200,000 homes? I don't know what the cost is for a "regular" power plant, but that seems high.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:20:48 AM

Ohhh no
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:25:17 AM

We don't need them.
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:20:10 AM

interesting
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:12:48 AM

Wise move.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:41:12 PM

$6 billion to power 200,000 homes. How long before this stuff needs maintenance or replacement? Sounds like a lot of money for 200,000 houses.
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kiatoindos
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:48:14 PM

Not enough sun?
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:25:27 PM

We don't need China, do it yourself
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:34:41 PM

interesting
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:46:56 PM

OK
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thizben
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:01:19 PM

that's too bad.
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:34:52 PM

Our dog's motto is: "As long as it's all about me...!" Some people can't get past that idea either.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:12:45 PM

The question still remains: "what do you use when wind a/o solar don't produce for more than 50% of the time"?
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:12:00 PM

There were a lot of chances in this plan, and they sure didn't all work out. There is always possible with something new.
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CaptainStall
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:42:46 PM

How much could the power cost that no-one will agree to buy it?
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:42:26 PM

This is not about solar, it's about hydro, which appears to be less expensive than what they wanted for the output from the solar project.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:39:37 PM

No thanks, Flashcube!

You think we would trade our magnificent GREEN shade trees for ugly square boxes on our roofs? I think not! Mother Nature already saves me money without taxpayer subsidies and without costly limitations or compromise.
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:34:21 PM

Not good...
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:15:42 PM

Too bad, so sad.

It's got a lot of potential, if they only let the sunshine in.

Can't find customers, maybe the price is too high.
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:13:15 PM

That's too bad
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:05:21 PM

Even the Chinese are abandoning solar power. Hmmmmmm
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:00:03 PM

I don't think any one is against green energy its just that our tax dollars are being used, But we tend to forget how many tax credits and breaks the oil companies get.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:51:49 PM

VanHalen writes, "Solar and Wind have no ROI without enforced tax payer enslavement!"

You have expressed a perfect truth with perfect brevity. Good for you! Let's stop putting more good money after bad.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:42:03 PM

I think the pioneer sprit has been hijacked by the movies and wacko historians. The "pioneers" were moving west to establish new communities and develop opportunities for there children. They weren't running from society to form gated security compounds with it's own "estate laws". Back then they liked the United States and its democracy.
To invest in our future that is free from fossil fuel shortages and pollution is just that, an investment. This WalMart mentality, "we can buy it somewhere else in the world cheaper, so close our factories", only works for the investing rich.

[Edited by: evowner at 6/17/2013 12:43:09 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:37:24 PM

Communists!
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:35:43 PM

oj
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:32:43 PM

Not the greatest Monday news
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 12:06:27 PM

Makes since if there's not enough residents to consume it.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:59:09 AM

Pardon the pun, but what a "LAUGH LINE!"
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:55:55 AM

Confusius say "won hung lo"
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:48:30 AM

Is the lesson one that the cost of Solar power needs to come down to make it economical?

Why yes.

But for now, Greens should be forced to buy all the solar power.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:46:00 AM

nobody wants to pay the outrageous rates for solar or wind it seems
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Flashcube
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:21:34 AM

It's amazing how hard it is to get solar going in the US. First the prices of the panels were too high, now there are manufacturers saying they are laying off people because there is a glut in the panel market...
When you look down from an airplane and see all the millions of roofs, it makes you wonder why we can't figure out a way to put solar cells on every one of them. The loans to do it are available.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:13:03 AM

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Every County Official that voted for the project should be fired immediately!

This is a terrible deal especially for the helpless tax payers that would HAVE to buy power from them. Each home would have to pay $500 a mouth plus the actual monthly bill for 5 years for the project to even remotely think about just breaking even!

Solar and Wind have no ROI without enforced tax payer enslavement!
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gasmeup52
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:09:29 AM

Sorry China.
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zuess28
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:06:17 AM

They would have charged outrageous prices after a few years anyways.
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