California Start-up eSolar Switches on Solar Thermal Plant: Powers 4,000 Homes

A new solar plant in California uses algorithms to power 4,000 homes.

Rick Merritt at reports:

Esolar4“The 5 MW Sierra SunTower solar power plant in Lancaster, California, will produce electricity for Southern California Edison, powering more than 4,000 homes in the Antelope Valley area. The plant was built in less than a year.

The startup uses algorithms that track the Sun’s movements and move thousands of small mirrors to concentrate solar energy. To speed construction time it prefabricates its system in a factory and builds the generator on private land close to transmission systems, said Bill Gross a serial entrepreneur and chief executive of eSolar.” See full article >>