Mojave Solar Project

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The Mojave Solar Project is a solar power plant under construction since 2011, and expected to go online in 2014. It is a solar thermal plant, using mirrored parabolic troughs, not photovoltaic panels. At 280 megawatts, it would be the largest plant of this type in the world. The Spanish company Abengoa is building the$1.6 billion facility, which is located in Lockhart, California, next to the Harper Lake SEGS, which for more than a decade was the largest solar power plant in the world, producing 160 megawatts as early as 1990, and which is also a parabolic trough type.

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