Solana Generating Station

The Solana Generating Station, a solar power plant, scheduled to begin operation in 2011, is to be located near Gila Bend, Arizona, about convert|70|mi southwest of Phoenix. The Solana plant will cost an estimated $1 billion. It will have a total capacity of 280 megawatts (MW), which is enough to power 70,000 homes while avoiding over 400,000 tons of greenhouse gases that would otherwise contribute to global warming.Fact|date=June 2008 The plant will employ a proprietary concentrating solar power (CSP) trough technology developed by Abengoa, and will cover an area of convert|1900|acre. Construction is expected to create about 1,500 construction jobs and once completed the plant will employ 85 skilled full-time workers. [ [http://www.cleanedge.com/news/story.php?nID=5180 Abengoa to Build 280MW Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Arizona] ] [ [http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/technology/2008/02/21/big-solar-project-planned-for-arizona-desert.html Big Solar Project Planned for Arizona Desert] ]

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* [http://www.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=11606?print Arizona Utility to Buy Power from a 280-Megawatt Solar Power Plant]
* [http://www.aps.com/solana APS :: Solana Solar Power Plant]


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