9, 2015 Updated: 6:56 p.m. SOLAR ENERGY: New plant can power up to 160,000 homes U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell speaks about the sun and the power it is now making during the power on ceremony at Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Monday in Desert Center, CA. February 9, 2015. , TERRY PIERSON, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER SO CAL SOLAR Three large solar plants are operatingon public lands in Southern California: Desert Sunlight:location, 6.5 miles north of Desert Center in Riverside County; technology, photovoltaic panels; capacity, 550 megawatts. Genesis:location, 25 miles west of Blythe in Riverside County; technology, solar troughs; capacity, 250 megawatts. Ivanpah:location, off of Interstate 15 near the Nevada border in northeastern San Bernardino County; technology, solar towers; capacity, 377 megawatts.
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Israeli company to build 20-hour-per-day solar power plant – Yahoo News
The 10-megawatt field, to be built on about 110 acres (45 hectares) in the desert town of Dimona in southern Israel, will combine existing solar thermal technology with an underground system that stores heat for use at night. Brenmiller Energy said it hopes to complete the field in early 2017, and will then sell electricity through the grid. During the four hours of the day that solar energy is insufficient, the company said it will use biomass to produce power. The company already has a working proof-of-concept for the storage system.
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