Acciona to build $2 billion solar project for US Army  

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Cleantech.com has a report on a 500 MW solar thermal power plant to be built in the Mojave desert - Acciona, Clark Energy sign lease with U.S. Army for $2B solar project.

The installations are to be located in California’s Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin. The $2 billion endeavor, to be completed between 2013 and 2022, is expected to have a capacity to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. It is expected to have the capacity for phased growth to 1,000 MW, if sufficient demand and transmission line capacity exists, Clark Energy said. ...

This is to be the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest solar project, which is expected to include thermo and photovoltaic solar power. It would surpass a 14-MW solar plant at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

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