Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Israeli firm Solel contracts to build world's largest solar park in California

An Israeli company will build the world's largest solar energy park in Southern California's Mojave Desert to supply enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in central and northern California.

The massive $ 2 billion project was announced on July 25, following the signing of a 25- year contract between Israel's Solel Solar Systems and California's Pacific Gas and Electric public utility.

...When completed in 2011, following two years of construction, the solar park will stretch over 6,000 acres or ( 23 sq. km.), use 1.2 million mirrors and 317 miles of vacuum tubing to harness the power of the desert sun, and deliver 553 megawatts of clean energy.
From the Jerusalem Post