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Solar power plant switches to PV from thermal

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.

By August 18, 2011


U.S. approves world's largest solar power project

Project to be located on federal lands near Blythe, Calif., is expected to provide electricity for 750,000 homes.

By October 26, 2010


U.S. offers $2.1B in loan aid for world's biggest solar plant

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.

By April 19, 2011


Calif. solar plant, to be world's largest, wins key approval

The proposed $6 billion-plus Blythe, Calif., plant, with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, gets clearance to build from the California Energy Commission.

By September 16, 2010


NRG Solar to buy First Solar's 290-megawatt plant

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.

By December 16, 2010


U.K. government funds elder-friendly navigation research

U.K. researchers are working on making motoring less stressful for older drivers with the aid of GPS navigation.

By May 3, 2012


Nevada land approved for 500 megawatts of solar

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.

By November 17, 2010


First Solar opens utility-scale power plant

Company says the site--the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California--serves a model for its expansion into the utility business.

By December 21, 2009


NRG Solar to buy First Solar's 290-megawatt plant

Arizona solar farm known as Agua Caliente changes hands yet again, along with its power purchase agreement with PG&E.

By December 15, 2010


DOE sets aside $2 billion for concentrated solar

Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.

By June 15, 2011