Fate of Ariz. solar plant may rest with Congress - East Valley Tribune: Arizona

Fate of Ariz. solar plant may rest with Congress

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:59 pm

The Solana Generating Station will use solar trough technology coupled with molten salt thermal energy storage. The plant's rows of mirrors, thermal storage, generating equipment and service areas will cover nearly three square miles. Two 140-megawatt steam generators will produce the electricity. Operating at full capacity Solana produces enough electricity to power 70,000 Arizona homes. On February 21, 2008 Abengoa Solar announced plans to build the Solana Generating Station in Gila Bend, Arizona. The plant will be operational in 2011. For a complete briefing on Abengoa Solar's solar trough technology, please visit their website at http://www.abengoasolar.com.

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