11 May '11, 1am

High concentration #PV lets deserts ride a waterless #solar wave - Greenbang > solves one problem

High concentration #PV lets deserts ride a waterless #solar wave - Greenbang > solves one problem

High concentration PV lets deserts ride a waterless solar wave Published Tuesday, 10th May 2011 Around this time next year, energy customers in Colorado will be getting some of their electricity from a new type of solar-energy facility: the largest — and first utility-scale — high concentration solar photovoltaic (HCPV) plant in the world. The Alamosa Solar Generating Project , which will be located near the south-central Colorado town of Alamosa, is expected to generate around 75,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy each year: enough to power more than 6,500 homes. The source of clean energy will also help prevent more than 43,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year. The project comes a step closer to reality this week with an offer of a $90.6-million US Department of Energy loan guarantee to the facility’s developer, Cogentrix , a Charlotte, North Carolina-based subs...

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