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.

Documents and links:
Genesis Solar Genesis Solar Genesis Solar Genesis Solar
Videos: