Mesquite Solar Plant

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The Mesquite Solar Plant is expected to produce 700 megawatts when completed, which would make it the largest solar plant in the world, at least for a while. Construction started in 2011, and the plant was producing 150 megawatts by 2013. It is a photovoltaic plant, with millions of panels, being built by Sempra Energy and Consolidated Edison. It will cover six square miles, and cost more than $2 billion by the time it is done, likely sometime in 2015. It is located in western Arizona, near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the largest nuclear power plant in the country.

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