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.
Telvent, which provides real-time IT solutions and information to help companies become more sustainable, has been selected to design, install, and manage the distributed control system (DCS) for the first two solar thermal power plants in the Abengoa’s Extremadura Solar Platform, located in Logrosán, Cáceres, Spain. The deal, which marks the fifteenth Abengoa-owned commercial power plant in Spain for which Telvent has developed integrated control systems, is part of Telvent’s strategy to further its global smart grid leadership in the solar industry.