Bright Source Energy are on the verge of getting approval for the development of a nearly 400MW power plant in the Mojave Desert in California. Using a ‘Power Tower’ technology, where mirrors focus the sun onto a central tower that then uses the heat to generate power, the power plant will be the largest solar plant in the world.
Seems someone has finally worked out how to keep the molten salts flowing – Italy’s utility Enel has launched ‘Archimede’ . A Concentrating Solar Plant in Sicily. 5MW, using molten salts through the whole system rather than as just storage. More details at OpportunityEnergy