Solar Millennium Receives Approval for Palen Solar Power Project

19 December 2010 (Last Updated December 19th, 2010 18:30)

Solar Trust of America subsidiary, Solar Millennium, has received approval from California Energy Commission (CEC) for its Palen Solar Power Project in Riverside County of California, US. The Palen project, consisting of two plants, will deliver 500MW of clean solar thermal power to Cal

Solar Trust of America subsidiary, Solar Millennium, has received approval from California Energy Commission (CEC) for its Palen Solar Power Project in Riverside County of California, US.

The Palen project, consisting of two plants, will deliver 500MW of clean solar thermal power to Californians – enough electricity to power up to 150,000 homes per year.

It will also employ dry-cooling technology, which will use about 90% less water than comparable wet-cooled facilities.

Solar Millennium has also applied to the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a 21 million m² right-of-way (ROW) for the project.