Abengoa, Brightsource link for 500MW Palen

Brightsource will supply the solar technology for Palen

Brightsource will supply the solar technology for Palen

Power tower specialists Abengoa and Brightsource Energy are joining forces to finance, develop and operate the 500MW Palen solar-thermal plant in California.

Spain’s Abengoa will be engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor at Palen, and provide operation and maintenance services once it is online.

Califiornia-based Brightsource will provide the solar equipment and plant-design services.

Palen consists of two 250MW plants in a Department of Interior Solar Energy Zone in Riverside County, California.

The partners "will work together to permit and finance" the project, says a statement. They hope to begin construction work at the end of this year and commence operations in 2016.

The project was originally slated to host parabolic trough solar-thermal technology Log in to read complete article.

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