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Stanford unveils innovative solar generating station

Dec 5 2016

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Stanford celebrated the opening of the Stanford Generating Station in Kern County, CA in December which will provide more than 50 percent of  electricity for the campus. The 67-megawatt plant contains about 19.9 million solar cells and covers approximately 200 acres.

Stanford's solar array uses robots to clean the panels. Compared with the traditional methods of cleaning solar panels (a bucket of water and squeegee),the robots which use less that half a cup of water per panel, can increase energy efficiency up to 15 percent.