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Go Solar with . . . eSolar! April 9, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Sustainable Living.

Here’s a stellar topic for Earth Day 2010 . . . an update on America’s first solar energy plant!!!


Last August, energy giant eSolar unveiled the opening of the first solar thermal energy plant in the U.S.  To view the launch video commemorating this milestone: click here.

Located in southern California, the Sierra SunTower powers 4,000 homes in the Antelope Valley near Los Angeles.   With eSolar’s innovative technology, 25 square miles (5 miles x 5 miles) of mirrors and towers could power the entire state of California!

Not only is this energy clean ~ the plant will offset more than 7,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year ~ but it’s also affordable.  Nearly every home buying energy from the plant will see their energy bills decrease.

An added bonus: the project created 300 constructions jobs and 21 permanent jobs at the plant.

Talk about a win-win-win situation!

In December, Power Engineering named eSolar’s Sierra SunTower the winner of “Best Renewable and Sustainable Project” at the 2009 Awards Ceremony:

“The Sierra SunTower project from eSolar exemplifies the kind of creative thinking and innovation that Power Engineering magazine’s editors hope to foster through our annual Projects of the Year awards program,” said David Wagman, chief editor of Power Engineering magazine. “The eSolar team is to be congratulated for this outstanding project, which was our hands-down choice as the best renewable energy project of the year.”

This is exactly what we need to do ~ shift away from electricity that is not sustainably produced to electricity that comes solely from sustainable sources (e.g., wind, solar, waves) ~ moving workers from current energy production to greener and cleaner energy production.

Go Green . . . Go Solar . . . Go eSolar!

For more info:  CleanTechnica.com * Solar Daily * Earth Times * NewEnergyWorldNetwork.com * Green Energy News * eSolar.com * RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Happy Earth Day 2010!


1. Tsuchigari - April 9, 2010

Very cool, hopefully this will generate more interest in solar. The panels are getting better and better with time. If I ever get an extra chunk of cash I would like to get a few for my house. Lots of sun here.

2. nrhatch - April 9, 2010

eSolar’s plans (discussed in some of the articles tagged to the end of this post) are to build more towers in California, Las Vegas, and even outside the US . . .

and hopefully other companies will follow the leader!

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