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ArticlesSolar Plant Generates Power For Six Hours After Sunset
October 11, 2013 | ReWire/KCET
A solar thermal power plant in the Arizona desert just showed that solar power doesn’t have to stop working when the sun goes down. On Wednesday, Abengoa Solar announced that its 280-megawatt Solana plant near Gila Bend, Arizona, which just started delivering power to Arizona’s largest utility, was able to keep putting out electrical power six hours after the sun set.
October 2, 2013 | mydesert.com | Desert Sun
California should bring all its resources to bear to support renewable energy development and restoration efforts at the Salton Sea, said a top state lawmaker while touring the area Tuesday. “I don’t think most Californians know in Imperial County we have the greatest variety of renewable energy sources,” said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, as he visited the Featherstone geothermal plant in Calpatria.
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V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.VIEW MORE videos »
Preliminary Reliability Plan for LA Basin and San Diego
Prepared by Staff of the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and California Independent System Operator.
DRAFT August 30, 2013
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