Oil giant powers up solar site near Bakersfield

Chevron Corp. is taking the wraps off an 8-acre site in Bakersfield where it is testing various types of solar panels.

The oil giant is becoming more green - and a massive refinery in Kern County has become a test site of sorts, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chevron is considering using solar to run its operations, and has already seen significant energy savings by using alternative energy.

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It is yet another example of the emergence of solar energy, and the role the San Joaquin Valley can play.