eSolar on Tuesday said that it will build solar thermal power plants that will make 245 megawatts of electricity for Southern California Edison.
The plants will be built in the Antelope Valley of Southern California and begin operating in 2011.
The company, created by Idealabs and funded by Google.org, makes utility-scale concentrating solar power systems with a modular design.
Software-controlled heliostats, or mirrors, reflect light onto a tower where the heat turns water to steam that turns a turbine.
The company raised $130 million in April.
California is a hotbed for utility-scale solar power because the state has relatively … Read more