The United States Department of Energy has announced that it will be offering the Abengoa Mojave Solar project outside Hinkley a conditional $1.2 billion federal loan. Once it is completed and fully operational, the 1,765-acre, 250 megawatt project will power up to 80,000 homes once it is completed. The project is designed to use parabolic solar trough technology, which tracks the sun and allows for storage.
Information technology company Telvent has been selected by Abengoa Solar to implement the complete centralize control system for the Seville, Spain-based Helioenergy I and II solar energy plants. The plants have a surface capture mirrors area of 3.24 million square feet and each plant is capable of generating enough clean energy to supply 25,700 homes. It is estimated the plants will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 31,400 tons every year.