05 Dec '17, 10pm

Aera Energy to build CA’s largest solar farm in oil field https://t.co/2uZ6CNhzII

Aera Energy to build CA’s largest solar farm in oil field https://t.co/2uZ6CNhzII

Since the Belridge oil field, located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, was discovered in 1911 it has produce 1.7bn barrels of heavy crude oil. Aera Energy, the operator of Belridge, will now use the field to build California’s largest solar power farm, according to Forbes. The 22-mile long oil field will feature 630 acres of glass houses, with solar collectors suspended in the centres made from aluminium. The wires holding the collectors in place will be pulled by motors as the sun moves across the sky which will adjust the mirror’s pitch. SEE ALSO: Crowns Agents report announces solar power revolution Chernobyl nuclear zone to receive solar panels Almost 40% of India’s new energy capacity is solar Read the latest issue of Energy Digital here The reflected sun’s rays will be concentrated on water pipes to create steam – the plan being to produce 12mn barrels of ste...

Full article: http://www.energydigital.com/renewable-energy/aera-energy...

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