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04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ad Calls US "The Saudi Arabia Of Solar" (VIDEO)

The ad, titled "Solar," explains how harnessing the power of the sun -- as the American West is "the Saudi Arabia of solar power" -- can both drive the national movement away from dirty fossil fuels and create good-paying jobs that cannot be shipped overseas. The script of the commercial relies on studies showing that the resource potential of solar energy is so vast that a parcel of land in the Southwest, 96 miles on a side, could power America's entire electricity system. Says WE:

Before a joint session of Congress last week, President Obama expressed strong support for growing our economy by repowering America, calling for American leadership and innovation in clean energy technologies and for a national energy policy that shifts emphasis away from the dirty fuels of the 20th century.

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