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2014-03-04 23:32:27

In Lieu of Making a Payment for its New Solar System, the Water District Enrolled in HelioPower’s Power Purchase Agreement Murrieta, Ca (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 With a clever bit of planning, the Clearlake Oaks County Water District turned its solar power system from HelioPower into a local stimulus program of sorts. HelioPower is installing a 220 kW solar power system at one of the Water District’s treatment plants. Instead of making a hefty upfront payment for the system, the...

2014-02-26 23:22:55

It may only have had a capacity of 14MW but the iconic Solar Energy Generating Systems I (SEGS I) project in California commissioned in 1984 lay the foundations for a rich tradition of CSP to follow. London - UK (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Daggett based project is a far cry from the 459ft landscape-dominating Ivanpah towers which now mark the Mojave Desert. However the project bought by Cogentrix Energy in 2009 was the first step in a defining line of CSP projects. In an interview with...

2014-02-20 23:03:53

On February 13th the inaugural opening ceremony at Ivanpah took place, giving the world a first look at the world’s largest solar thermal facility. London, UK (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 It has now been announced that attendees of CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas) will be given the opportunity the visit the operational plant. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now fully commercial, and delegates will be able to get an exclusive first look at the facility on the morning...

2014-02-05 08:21:35

Critical infrastructure from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest includes Ports, Rail and Highways QUINCY, Wash., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Port of Quincy is participating in a major effort to improve rail freight movement across the Great Northern Corridor, which spans the northern tier of the western United States from the Puget Sound (Seattle & Tacoma, WA area) and the Lower Columbia River (Portland, OR, Longview, WA, and Vancouver, WA areas) to Chicago...

2014-01-31 12:20:43

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparq, Inc. (Sparq), Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC ("Nautilus Solar") and The City of Lordsburg, New Mexico announced today an agreement to supply solar energy to the City of the Lordsburg. The 1.5 MW solar energy project ("Project") will comprise of rooftop and ground mount solar installations for behind-the-meter applications at the city's waste water treatment plant, well pumping station, fluoride plant, city hall and fire station. The...

2013-10-15 23:01:31

Published evidence by SDSM&T and the New York State Museum suggests modern grasses eaten by large mammals of what is now the Mojave Desert are actually 15 million years old. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology professor’s research published today provides evidence that modern grasses are actually 15 million years old. The article published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology by Robert Feranec of the New York...


Latest Mojave desert Reference Libraries

Joshua Tree National Park
2013-04-18 01:11:37

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the southeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 790,636 acres, of which 429,690 acres comprises a designated wilderness, and was named for the Joshua trees that are native to the area. The park features rock formations that are thought to have been formed nearly one million years ago by cooling lava. These include rectangular and spherical rocks. Joshua Tree National Park occurs along the borders of San...

Zion National Park
2013-04-17 14:54:52

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. The park holds 146,597 acres of protect land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Parowan Fremont and Basketmaker Anasazi tribes. The Mormons were the first people of European ancestry to inhabit the area and in 1863, Isaac Behunin, the man who is credited with naming the area, moved into Zion Canyon. This canyon spans across 229 square miles and was used for farming and ranching by...

Death Valley National Park
2013-04-17 12:51:27

Death Valley National Park is located in Nevada and California in the United States. Many tribes of nomadic Native Americans originally inhabited the area, like the Timbisha tribe that was present around 1,000 AD. It was discovered by American and European settlers who were searching for a shortcut to the gold mines in California. The valley was given its name by this group, despite the fact that only one of their party died there. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many boomtowns were...

Mojave Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
2012-07-25 13:51:49

The Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) is native only to the Mojave Desert in California. Frank Stephens discovered this squirrel in 1886. Its range includes areas of Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. It can be found in Joshua tree woodlands, saltbush scrub, Mojave mixed woody scrub, and saltbush scrub. The preferred habitat of the Mojave ground squirrel contains abundant forage like spiny hopsage and winterfat, which allows the squirrels to live...

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2005-06-15 12:58:48

Zebra-tailed lizards are lizards of the genus Callisaurus in the reptile order Sauamata. These lizards live in open desert with fairly hard-packed soil, scattered vegetation and/or scattered rocks, typically desert flats, washes and plains. They range from 2.5 to 4 in (60 to 100 mm) in length. These lizards are gray to sandy brown, usually with series of paired dark gray spots down the back that become black bands on the tail. The underside of tail is white with black bands. Males have a...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'