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Solar Millennium decides to go with photovoltaic panels for the Blythe solar project in California, a sign that falling prices make solar PV more attractive to project developers.
Project to be located on federal lands near Blythe, Calif., is expected to provide electricity for 750,000 homes.
The plant near Blythe in far-southern California will generate electricity by using trough-shaped mirrors to heat a fluid to generate steam to turn a turbine.
The proposed $6 billion-plus Blythe, Calif., plant, with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, gets clearance to build from the California Energy Commission.
In an earlier version of this story, the nature of the Blythe, Calif., sale was mistakenly transposed. In November 2009, NRG Energy purchased the 21-megawatt solar plant from First Solar.
U.K. researchers are working on making motoring less stressful for older drivers with the aid of GPS navigation.
Department of Interior approves third solar project to be built on public lands, but Solar Millennium awaits final approvals on energy purchase deal, water issues, funding.
Company says the site--the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California--serves a model for its expansion into the utility business.
Arizona solar farm known as Agua Caliente changes hands yet again, along with its power purchase agreement with PG&E.
Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.