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Carter makes a stand for solar with power project in his hometown

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:50

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Jason Carter, a grandson of the former president Jimmy Carter, explaining to his sons, Henry, 10, and Thomas, 8, how solar panels work in Plains, Georgia on Feb 8, 2017.

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Jason Carter, a grandson of the former president Jimmy Carter (above), explaining to his sons, Henry, 10, and Thomas, 8, how solar panels work in Plains, Georgia on Feb 8, 2017.

Plains, Georgia

THE solar panels - 3,852 of them - shimmered above 10 acres (4 hectares) of Jimmy Carter's soil where peanuts and soya beans used to grow. The panels moved almost imperceptibly with the sun. And they could power more than half this small town, from which Mr Carter rose

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