MOJAVE CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PLANT
Mojave Solar Project Mojave Solar Project (MSP) is a 280 megawatt (MW) gross parabolic trough plant. The plant is located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, near Barstow, California. Construction has begun and the Mojave Solar Project will come online in 2014.
- Abengoa Solar received a federal loan guarantee from the U.S Government in the amount of $1.2 billion, which facilitated the financial closing with the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) and the start of the plant´s construction.
- The Mojave Solar Project uses parabolic trough technology that is more efficient and cost effective.
- The Mojave Solar Project will produce the equivalent of energy needed to serve 54,000 households and will prevent 350,000 tons of CO2emissions per year, as compared to a natural gas plant.
- Mojave Solar Project has created more than 900 construction and permanent operation jobs. The construction and operation of the plant has also generated thousands of indirect jobs.
- From an environmental perspective, the Mojave Solar Project will provide California citizens with clean, pollution and greenhouse gas free energy. At the same time, it will reduce California's need for fossil-fuel based energy generation, eliminating more than 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere each year. These reductions will contribute to California state goals for renewable energy deployment as well as national targets to reduce the negative impact of climate change.