One of the biggest and advanced solar plants was buit in California
California is the proud host of one of the largest solar photovoltaic power plants and it is now functional in California, as the U.S. Department of Energy reports.
The American solar project was finished on Thursday, it has 250-megawatt and it is capable of changing positions of panels wirelessly to track weather and increase the solar input in order to collect as much of the solar energy as possible.
California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, is a construction of NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR). This solar project gave away hundreds of jobs and also $315 million into the local economy. The plant now provides energy for 42,000 homes.
Two years ago the DOE offered $1.2 billion loan to support the construction of the Valley Solar Ranch plant. The loan is part of a bigger program that helps finance large-scale projects.
“This isn’t just big news for California. It’s part of a broader clean-energy transformation that is taking place across the country,” the DOE reported on Thursday. “Solar energy facilities are now producing electricity at the scale of traditional power plants. These utility-scale projects show that solar power is no longer found just on rooftops”, it added.
This plant is the first one that uses a wireless trackers system for a 25% improvement. Another advantage of the project is that it avoids 279,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, as much as emissions of 60,000 vehicles.
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