September 28, 2013

APS solar plant produces electricity, even after dark

A massive new solar plant near Gila Bend that has the unique ability to produce power long after the sun sets has begun sending power to the grid.

The Solana Generating Station was built by Abengoa Solar, a subsidiary of a Spanish company, and it is sending test power to Arizona Public Service Co. The plant is expected to reach its full capacity in October.

Once it’s fully up and running, Solana will, for a time at least, be the largest power plant of its kind in the world.

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