Recommendation: Governmental land use planning bodies should consider the potential impacts of a significant increase in land use associated with solar electric power plants.
Recommendation: The DOE and electric utilities should evaluate the electric grid for power movement across multiple time zones and evaluate whether changes should be made to support the period of time when grid parity is reached for solar power.
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Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation.
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