Genesis Solar

General Info

Owner/s: 

  • NextEra

Technology: 

  • Parabolic trough

Country: 

  • US

Status: 

  • Under construction

Purpose: 

  • Commercial

Usage: 

  • Electricity

Power: 

250.00 MW

Construction start date: 

January 2011

Start date: 

January, 2014

Location: 

Blythe, California

Generation: 

300.00 GWh

Land area: 

790 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 

  • SENER SENERTrough

Mirrors / Reflective surface: 

  • Flabeg RP3

Heat Transfer Fluid: 

  • Therminol VP-1

HTF Temp out: 

393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 

No

Power cycle: 

  • Steam Rankine

Cooling: 

  • Dry

Backup: 

Yes

Backup type: 

Natural gas for HTF heating
Companies involved

Project developer: 

  • NextEra

EPC: 

  • Fluor

O&M: 

  • NextEra Energy

Key components suppliers: 

  • Flabeg
  • SENER

Suppliers details: 

Flabeg (Mirrors)
Wika (Pressure and temperature measurement)
MTS (valves)
SENER (Parabolic trough)
Socioeconomics

Generation Offtaker: 

  • PG&E
General comments:

The Project will include two 125-MW units that will incorporate parabolic trough solar thermal technology. More than 500,000 parabolic mirrors will be assembled in rows located on about 1,800 acres in the Sonoran Desert between Center and Blythe.

NextEra Energy Resources has operated a similar solar facility for many years — the SEGS solar facilities in the Mojave Desert.

NextEra Energy Resources filed in August 2009 an Application for Certification with the California Energy Commission to construct, own, and operate the project. NextEra Energy Resources also filed for a right-of-way grant with the Bureau of Land Management for this project.

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