Browsing: Solar Thermal

North America
0 CEC Approves First Utility Solar Project in 20 Years

After years of delay, things are finally heating up for large-scale solar thermal power plants in California’s remote deserts. In the last month, a California Energy Commission (CEC) siting committee has recommended at least five solar plants for approval. Last week the first of these projects gained official go-ahead from the agency. The Beacon Solar [...]

North America
5 Arizona Lands Major Solar Power Plant

Despite recent legislative attacks that had one manufacturer threatening to pull up stakes, Arizona’s solar industry seems to be doing quite well. Global solar giant (and near stake-puller) Suntech Power remains committed to building a manufacturing plant in Goodyear, and yesterday Governor Jan Brewer, Mayor Lyn Truitt and industry representatives announced the arrival of a [...]