eSolar plant in CA producing power at competitive price

Photo. eSolar

Photo. eSolar

Two-year-old eSolar is having an opening ceremony for its pilot solar power plant in Lancaster, Calif., on Wednesday [today]. There’s a veritable glut of solar start-ups, but eSolar has already gotten further than most: it’s actually producing electricity at below the price consumers pay in California.

Their solar thermal plant uses “more software, less steel” and controls 24,000 flat mirrors individually to get the best angle on the sun. The light is focused onto the tower to make steam. will cover the opening ceremony live today at 10am PDT

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