Largest Solar Plant in the World Coming to Arizona ?  

Posted by Big Gav in ,

TreeHugger has a post on a solar thermal power plant planned for Arizona (Which isn't the largest announced, but how many of these get built in the short term remains to be seen) - Largest Solar Plant in the World Coming to Arizona ?.

Could be--details are still emerging and sketchy, but it looks like one of the world's biggest solar projects will find its home in Arizona. The proposed 340 megawatt system would use advanced parabolic trough technology, and would cost over $2 billion--and yes, it would take advantage of stimulus funding. Looks like Arizona's becoming a hotbed for solar power indeed--this would be the fourth solar plant in Mohave County, AZ alone. Here are the whispered details:

Mohave Sun Power and Albiasa Solar are the companies behind the ambitious installation, and they'll be using the same technology as another recently proposed massive solar project:

From the Kingman Daily Miner:
The project will use the same parabolic trough technology with molten salt storage that Albiasa Solar has proposed for its 200-megawatt plant south of Interstate 40 and west of U.S. 93. The project will be one of the largest in the world, said Greg Bartlett, project director.

Sounds good, even if there's some competition for that title right in the same state.

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That is fantastic.That will befinit people from Arizona.I hope more and more solar projects are coming up.

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