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2011-08-03 11:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced an amendment to the Development Agreement between Nye County and Tonopah Solar Energy LLC, SolarReserve's affiliate, that will require 90 percent of the construction workforce come from Nevada residents for the company's 110 megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project located in Nye County, Nevada. The project is expected to create more than 600 jobs...

2011-06-27 12:28:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Termosolar Alcazar, a 50/50 joint venture between SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects and Preneal, a Spanish developer of renewable energy projects, today announced the Spanish government's award of tender for the venture's 50 megawatt (MW) solar thermal plant to be built in Alcazar de San Juan. The Termosolar Alcazar Power Project will contribute to Spain's renewable energy generation through new highly...

2011-06-06 13:43:00

With the campus rapidly growing and expanding, here's what invited guests will find 'plugged into the sun' at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center, believed to be the largest test, demonstration and research facility for solar technologies in the United States! AURORA, Colo., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and dignitaries from state, local, and national government will find out what's 'plugged into the sun' as SolarTAC membership hosts its...

2011-05-19 16:16:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy's offer of a conditional commitment for a $737 million loan guarantee for the 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project to be built in Tonopah, Nev. The DOE loan guarantee offer is a critical step in the progress of this landmark project, with construction slated for the summer of 2011 and the start of operations in...

2010-06-03 13:23:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received an award of up to $10.2 million from the Department of Energy to design and develop technologies aimed at significantly lowering electricity costs using a Concentrated Solar Power Tower with Thermal Storage (CSP Power Tower). Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This award is a key step in reducing the cost of solar power to levels competitive with fossil...

2009-06-25 12:00:00

Project Features Unique Modular Technology to Speed Delivery of Clean Energy to Utility Customers SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Alpine SunTower, LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG), for 92 megawatts (MW) of renewable, solar thermal power. The Alpine SunTower project features eSolar's modular, scalable solar thermal technology and is scheduled for completion...

2009-05-13 12:35:00

Power Output of Solar Projects is Expected to Equal the Consumption of 530,000 Average Homes SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has entered into a series of contracts with BrightSource Energy, Inc. for a record total of 1,310 megawatts (MW) of solar thermal power. These power purchase agreements, covering seven projects, supersede the agreements PG&E executed with BrightSource in April 2008 for up to 900 MW...

2009-04-27 13:49:00

- Performance of power tower plant, PS20, exceeded design output during three-day production and operational testing period. - New 20-megawatt solar power plant will produce enough energy to supply 10,000 homes. DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the conclusion of the successful three-day production and operational testing period, Abengoa Solar has begun commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solucar Platform, near Seville (Spain)....

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Siemens Energy has announced that it will supply an industrial steam turbine for commercial solar tower power plants at the Solar Tres project, which will be built by Sener with a capacity of 19MW at a site in the vicinity of Seville in Andalusia, Spain. For the Solar Tres project, Siemens will supply an industrial steam turbine specially adapted to meet solar technology requirements. The turbine is expected to become a reference product for solar tower power plants. In the Solar Tres...

2008-10-08 12:00:32

LANCASTER - With construction of a demonstration facility under way in the High Desert, a Pasadena-based firm is moving forward in its quest to harness the sun's power with a new generation of solar thermal power plants. The facility being built by eSolar will test what company officials extol as game-changing technology that uses a modular design and mass-manufactured components that can be scaled to fit specific power needs. "By using modular mass-manufacturable design, we are able to...