Spain-based Abengoa is ramping up construction on its 280MW CSP Mojave Solar Project in California, US.

The project will generate enough electricity to power about 54,000 average households and prevent 350,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and is expected to be operational in 2014.

Ram Jack Solar Solutions has been employed to install the solar foundations.

The project has received all necessary permits and is fully financed. It will contribute to California’s renewable portfolio standard, calling for all retail energy sellers to use 33% renewable energy by 2020.