Arizona Public Service, the largest electric utility company in the state, is investing in a CSP project called Solana to collect and store concentrating solar power as heat rather than electricity, The New York Times re
World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant of Its Kind Producing Enough Electricity to Power 70,000 APS Customers.
The 280 MW Solana concentrated solar power plant constructed by Spanish group Abengoa has six hours of molten storage capacity that will allow it to produce energy into the evening.
Unlike other solar-powered electrical plants, the new Solana Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) keeps the sun's energy working after dark to produce electricity for APS customers across Arizona.
The Solana Concentrating Solar Power plant was built by Abengoa Solar, a subsidiary of a Spanish company, and it is sending test power to Arizona Public Service Co.
The $2 billion Solana Generating Station, once it begins sending power to the grid in August, will be one of the largest concentrating solar power plants of its kind in the world.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the approval of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Quartzsite Solar Energy Project located in La Paz County, Ariz.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday that the department has approved a large concentrating solar power plant in western Arizona, as well as two other projects on federal land in Nevada.
In 2013 Arizona will be put on the Concentrating Solar Power map when Abengoa’s Solana project, one of the world’s largest CSP plants, commences operation.
SolarReserve (Santa Monica, California, US) plans to include thermal energy storage into the plant's solar power tower design.
Company achieves permitting milestone for its proposed Maricopa County solar thermal project; Project will utilize innovative molten salt energy storage solution.
To the rescue comes concentrating solar power (CSP), a technology being tested and deployed by utilities in America's deserts and southern Spain.
Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Arizona are launching projects aimed at improving the performance and lowering costs of solar energy systems.