18 Apr '11, 6pm

DOE Gives $2.1 Billion Guarantee to Solar Trust; 40 Percent Renewable Goal for California?: The Department of

The Department of Energy has issued a conditional loan guarantee to Solar Trust worth $2.1 billion to help the world's largest solar plant get off the ground. The loan will help build the first 484 megawatts of the 1 gigawatt Blythe project being put together by Solar Trust and its subsidiary Solar Millennium near Blythe, a town in Riverside County, California. (The company also has another gigawatt worth of projects in the rest of the Southwest.). The plant will be a parabolic trough solar thermal power plant in which curved mirrors capture heat from the sun to make steam. Other solar thermal technologies such as 'power tower' are newer and can convert heat more efficiently to power according to its advocates. Solar Trust, however, can note that parabolic trough plants have been producing electricity for decades and over 90 percent of the solar thermal projects on the boo...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/doe-gives-2.1...

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