Solar Project: List of Solar Plants

 

Announced — USA

Solar Thermal Power Stations Announced in the USA
MW↓ Name↓ State↓ Location↓ Technology↓ Notes↓
968 Solar Millenium Blythe California Kern County solar trough [44]
850 SES Solar One
(Calico Solar Plant)
California San Bernardino County stirling engine [45] [44]
750 SES Solar Two California San Bernardino County stirling engine [44]
553 Mojave Solar Park California San Bernardino County parabolic trough [46]
500 Fort Irwin California San Bernardino County unnamed solar thermal
technology, military
[47]
484 Solar Millenium Palen California Kern County solar trough [44]
440 Ivanpah Solar Power Facility California San Bernardino County power tower [44][48]
340 Hualapai Valley Solar Project Arizona Mohave County parabolic trough [49][50]
300 Unnamed Florida   fresnel reflector [51]
290 Agua Caliente Solar Project Arizona Yuma County parabolic trough [52][53]
280 Solana Generating Station Arizona West of Gila Bend, AZ parabolic trough with 6h heat storage[54]
250 Beacon Solar Energy Project California Kern County parabolic trough [44]
250 Harper Lake Solar California San Bernardino County solar trough [44]
250 Amargosa Solar Power Project Nevada Amargosa Desert, Nye County parabolic trough [55][56]
250 Project Genesis California Riverside County solar trough [44]
242 Solar Millenium Ridgecrest California Kern County solar trough [44]
200 Unnamed Kingman solar project Arizona Mohave County parabolic trough [57]
200 BrightSource PPA5 California Mojave power tower [44]
200 BrightSource PPA6 California Mojave power tower [44]
200 BrightSource PPA7 California Mojave power tower [44]
150 Rice Solar Energy Project California Riverside County power tower with 7h heat storage [44]
107 San Joaquin Solar 1&2 California Fresno County parabolic trough hybrid
with biomass
[58][59]
100 Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project Nevada Nye County power tower with 12h heat storage [60]
92 Suntower New Mexico Doña Ana County solar tower [61][62]
92 Alpine SunTower California Lancaster solar tower [63]
84 eSolar 1 California Los Angeles County solar tower [44]
66 eSolar 2 California Los Angeles County solar tower [44]
62 City of Palmdale Hybrid Power Project California Palmdale parabolic trough steam input for hybrid gas plant [44]
59 Unnamed California Barstow parabolic trough with heat storage [64]
50 Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project California Victorville parabolic trough steam input for hybrid gas plant [44]
50 Sound Hybrid G Southwest Unannounced hybrid [65]
9659 Overall capacity announced in the USA

 

 

Out of commission

  • Solar One (converted into Solar Two) — USA California, 10 MW, power tower design
  • SES-5 — USSR, 5MW, power tower design, water / Steam, service period 1985-1989[84]

See also

References

  1. ^ Global Concentrated Solar Power Industry to Reach 25 GW by 2020
  2. ^ Solar Thermal Projects Under Review or Announced
  3. ^ REN21 (2008). Renewables 2007 Global Status Report (PDF) p. 12.
  4. ^ Acciona y ACS inscriben sus termosolares en el registro de Industria
  5. ^ ACS aumenta un 22,6% las ganancias de su negocio de ‘energía verde’ en la primera mitad de año
  6. ^ José María Barreda and Ignacio Galán open IBERDROLA RENOVABLES’ first solar termal power plant
  7. ^ Acciona Status Solarpaces 2008 p.25
  8. ^ ACCIONA Energía develops 900-million-euro renewables projects in the region of Extremadura
  9. ^ ACCIONA opens its first CSP plant in Spain, in Extremadura
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Lokalizacion de Centrales Termosolares de Espana
  11. ^ a b c d Solar Thermal Power Generation – A Spanish Success Story
  12. ^ ACS LAUNCHES THE OPERATION PHASE OF ITS THIRD DISPATCHABLE 50 MW THERMAL POWER PLANT IN SPAIN, EXTRESOL-1
  13. ^ a b Abengoa Rakes in $426M for 4 Solar Power Plants
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  15. ^ Ausra’s first solar thermal plant starts up
  16. ^ eSolar Flips the Switch on First Solar Power Tower in U.S.
  17. ^ eSolar Ushers in New Era of Solar Energy with Unveiling of Sierra Power Plant
  18. ^ SciAm – First U.S. “Power Tower” Lights Up California
  19. ^ CLFR
  20. ^ Solar thermal plant at the Liddell Power Station gets government support
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ Salt-Free Solar: CSP Tower Using Air
  23. ^ http://www.promes.cnrs.fr/pegase/
  24. ^ World First in Solar Power Plant Technology
  25. ^ http://www.aps.com/_files/renewable/SP017SaguaroSolarTrough.pdf
  26. ^ Sopogy Wins Innovative Company of the Year 2008
  27. ^ http://www.pv-tech.org/news/_a/aloha_microcsp_sopogy_2mw_solar_thermal_system_inaugurated_on_big_island_of/
  28. ^ Solar Millennium AG begins construction of Andasol 3 Solar Power Plant
  29. ^ [2]
  30. ^ [3]
  31. ^ Acciona announce two new solar thermal plants in Córdoba for 2010
  32. ^ a b Acciona starts work on its €237 million CSP plant in Spain
  33. ^ Abengoa Projects in Andalucia
  34. ^ Abengoa Solar begins construction on two concentrating solar power plants in Écija
  35. ^ Abengoa Solar begins construction on Extremadura’s second solar concentrating solar power plant
  36. ^ VALLE 1 and VALLE 2
  37. ^ a b c d e Concentrated Solar Power(CSP)
  38. ^ Here comes the sun! FPL’s Next Generation Solar Energy Center to be world’s first hybrid solar plant, first utility-scale solar facility in Florida
  39. ^ Solel Begins Construction on New 50 MW Solar Field in Spain using Advanced SunField LP Technology
  40. ^ Industry Minister Praises Spanish Thermal Technology
  41. ^ First parabolic trough solar field in Egypt is under construction
  42. ^ Abengoa Annual Information 2007
  43. ^ King Mohamed VI Launches Thermo-Solar Energy Plant in Morocco
  44. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Large Solar Energy Projects, California Government
  45. ^ S&C To Provide Engineering for 850-MW Stirling Plant Renewable Energy World, 26 May 2010.
  46. ^ Israeli company to build largest solar park in world in US Ynetnews, 26 July 2007.
  47. ^ Army news service
  48. ^ PG&E and BrightSource Sign Contracts for Over 1,300 MW of Solar Thermal
  49. ^ Adams, Suzanne (May 13, 2009). “Another solar plant on tap”. Kingman Daily Miner. http://kingmandailyminer.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=31401. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  50. ^ Dong, Mitchell (April 1, 2009). “Mitchell Dong – Alternative Energy Entrepreneur” (slideshow). Mohave Sun Power. http://www.mitchelldong.com/Index.html. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  51. ^ FPL unveils plans for solar plant
  52. ^ “Agua Caliente Solar Project”. NextLight Renewable Power LLC.. http://www.aguacalientesolarproject.com/. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  53. ^ “PG&E Signs 290-MW Solar Deal With NextLight”. RenewableEnergyWorld.com. October 16, 2009. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2009/10/pg-e-signs-290-mw-solar-deal-with-nextlight. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  54. ^ Big Solar Project Planned for Arizona Desert
  55. ^ Waite, Mark (March 11, 2009). “Solar Millenium seek speedy permitting on power project”. Pahrump Valley Times. http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2009/Mar-11-Wed-2009/news/27408949.html. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  56. ^ “Amargosa Desert: ‘Worthless Habitat’? Facts Hard to Find at Solar Millennium Open House”. Basin & Range Watch. May 14, 2009. http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/Amargosa-SolarMillenium.html. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  57. ^ Chilton, James (April 21, 2009). “Massive solar complex planned near Kingman”. Kingman Daily Miner. http://www.kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=30982. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  58. ^ Coalinga solar plant would also burn manure
  59. ^ San Joaquin Solar 1 & 2 Power Plant Licensing Case
  60. ^ Tonopah Solar Energy
  61. ^ Major Holmes, Sue (June 2009). “Nation’s largest solar plant to be built in NM”. Associated Press (AP). http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOVUnTb2J7yKCIVSfCfWRZtHOF_QD98OQFU81. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  62. ^ Souder, Elizabeth (June 12, 2009). “NRG Energy’s solar plant plans could stretch into Texas”. The Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-solar_12bus.ART.State.Edition1.411b33a.html. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  63. ^ PG&E Teams With NRG Energy and eSolar for 92 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Power
  64. ^ Solar thermal electric hybrid power plant for barstow
  65. ^ [4] Sound Gallagher, 26 July 2007.
  66. ^ a b c Solúcar Platform
  67. ^ a b SENER Developing the future of CSP Developing the future of CSP
  68. ^ a b c d e f g Madrid, Spain: Iberdrola Proceeds with Nine Solar Thermal Electric Plants
  69. ^ Enerstar homepage
  70. ^ “SolarReserve and Preneal Receive Environmental Permit for 50 Megawatt Solar Energy Project in Spain”. Business Wire. November 17, 2009. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20091117005277&newsLang=en. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  71. ^ Abengoa Projects in Castilla la Mancha
  72. ^ Solar Power Group: First commercial Solar-thermal power plant in Spain
  73. ^ Sudan looks to the sun for power
  74. ^ [5]
  75. ^ [6]
  76. ^ Israel to hold tender for solar energy plants
  77. ^ Selection trials loom for $1.4bn Solar Flagships program
  78. ^ Masdar to build CSP plant worth up to $500 million
  79. ^ 100 MW Solar Thermal Electric Project in South Africa
  80. ^ Power shortages threaten as Eskom puts five projects on ice
  81. ^ p.14-18
  82. ^ Solar Euromed met l’énergie solaire à l’abri des coupures
  83. ^ Cloncurry to run on solar alone
  84. ^ Making solar thermal power generation in India a reality – Overview of technologies, opportunities and challenges

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