Bright future for Trinity Site?

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Fill the Trinity Site space with solar cells and sell the energy into the local grid.  Forgive the cliché, but we could “kill two birds with one stone.”
Many consider human driven climate change and increasing consumerism to be among the greatest threats to our future. A solar trinity site would help reduce both threats and provide sustained revenue.
Using the “Los Alamos National Laboratory/Los Alamos County Renewable Energy Feasibility Study” as a guide, six acres is required to produce one megawatt of solar energy. Google searches of existing US solar power plants average ten acres per megawatt.  
Therefore, we could produce between one and a half and two and a half megawatts from the 15 acre Trinity Site.  The same study implies one megawatt can supply approximately 500 homes. Therefore, Trinity Site could provide clean electricity for between 750 and 1,250 homes for each hour of sunlight.
Other documents show as much as 43 acres may eventually be available at Trinity Site.  43 acres could produce between four and seven megawatts and power 2,000 to 3,500 homes
Steve Howard
Los Alamos