Solar tech from Oregon is headed south to make California greener.Photo: SolarWorldPortlandia may not be the sunniest of places, but it's exporting solar energy in the form of photovoltaic panels used to build carbon-free power plants. On Wednesday, SolarWorld -- the German photovoltaic module maker that operates a big factory in Hillsboro, Ore. -- announced it would supply panels and help develop an 11.6-megawatt solar farm in the Southern California desert for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. That's a fairly small solar power plant. But it's notable in that SolarWorld is jumping into the solar power plant …
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Todd Woody is an environmental and technology journalist based in California who writes for The New York Times, Quartz, and other publications.
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