Some good news on the western front - up in Los Angeles County, city of El Segundo to be exact (that is right by LAX), they installed a 60,000 sq ft array - apparantly over their treatment tanks - that produces gobs of solar electricity... 903,800 Kw in it's first year!!! This was 11% more than they expected and offsets their power costs by $90,000 per year at that level of energy production! Total production from install thru September, 2008 = 160 Mwh (yes, megawatt hours) of energy - woot!!!
Here is a link to the main article: solardaily.com