Abengoa Lone Valley- Photovoltaics in California

| January 10, 2017

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The photovoltaic power plant Abengoa Lone Valley in California, avoids the emission of 55,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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solargaines has been almost 30 years in the making. Since the 1980’s (back when the sun was simply something you sat under to get a tan), President Tom Gaines and his team at the construction/ contracting firm Hencken & Gaines, have built a reputation for doing high quality work, on time, and in budget. You don’t stay in business for 30 years without that kind of integrity. And because we’ve always stayed current on building trends and advances, we’ve been watching the growth of solar energy.

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