List of solar thermal power stations

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The 150 MW Andasol solar power station is a commercial parabolic trough solar thermal power plant, located in Spain. The Andasol plant uses tanks of molten salt to store solar energy so that it can continue generating electricity even when the sun isn't shining.[1]
The first three units of Solnova in the foreground, with the two towers of the PS10 and PS20 solar power stations in the background.

This is a list of solar thermal power stations. These include the 354 megawatt (MW) Solar Energy Generating Systems power installation in the USA, Solana Generating Station (USA, 280 MW) and Solaben Solar Power Station (Spain, 200 MW). The 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, located in California's Mojave Desert, is the world’s largest solar thermal power plant project currently in operation. There are plans to build many other large solar thermal plants.

The solar thermal power industry was growing, planned with about 1.17 gigawatts (GW) of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants online as of 2011.[2] 582 megawatts of them are located in Spain, and the United States has 507 MW of capacity. About 17 GW of CSP projects are under development worldwide, and the United States leads with about 8 GW. Spain ranks second with 4.46 GW in development, followed by China with 2.5 GW.[2]

Operational[edit]

Operational Solar Thermal Power Stations
Capacity
(MW)
Name Country Location Coordinates Technology type Notations and references
392 Ivanpah Solar Power Facility  USA San Bernardino County, California 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.567°N 115.467°W / 35.567; -115.467 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) solar power tower [3][4]

Completed in February 13, 2014 [5]

354 Solar Energy Generating Systems  USA Mojave Desert, California 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) parabolic trough Collection of 9 units[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
280 Solana Generating Station  USA Gila Bend, Arizona 32°55′N 112°58′W / 32.917°N 112.967°W / 32.917; -112.967 (Solana Generating Station) parabolic trough Completed in October 2013, with 6h thermal energy storage[15][16]
250 Genesis Solar Energy Project  USA Blythe, California 33°38′37.68″N 114°59′16.8″W / 33.6438000°N 114.988000°W / 33.6438000; -114.988000 (Genesis Solar) parabolic trough Online April 24, 2014[17][18]
200 Solaben Solar Power Station[19]  Spain Logrosán 39°13′29″N 5°23′26″W / 39.22472°N 5.39056°W / 39.22472; -5.39056 (Solaben Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Solaben 3 completed June 2012[20]
Solaben 2 completed October 2012[20]
Solaben 1 and 6 completed September 2013[21]
150 Solnova Solar Power Station  Spain Sanlúcar la Mayor 37°25′00″N 06°17′20″W / 37.41667°N 6.28889°W / 37.41667; -6.28889 (Solnova Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Solnova 1 completed May 2010
Solnova 3 completed May 2010
Solnova 4 completed August 2010[22][23][24][25][26]
150 Andasol solar power station  Spain Guadix 37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361 (Andasol solar power station) parabolic trough Andasol 1 completed, 2008, with 7.5h thermal energy storage
Andasol 2 completed, 2009, with 7.5h thermal energy storage
Andasol 3 completed, 2011, with 7.5h thermal energy storage[27][28]
150 Extresol Solar Power Station  Spain Torre de Miguel Sesmero 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733 (Extresol Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Extresol 1 completed February 2010, with 7.5h thermal energy storage
Extresol 2 completed December 2010, with 7.5h thermal energy storage
Extresol 3 completed August 2012, with 7.5h thermal energy storage[20][29][30]
130 Welspun Solar MP project  India Neemuch parabolic trough Feb 2014 [31]
100 Palma del Rio Solar Power Station  Spain Palma del Río 37°38′N 5°15′W / 37.633°N 5.250°W / 37.633; -5.250 (Palma del Rio Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Palma del Rio 2 completed December 2010[20]
Palma del Rio 1 completed July 2011[20]
100 Manchasol Power Station  Spain Alcázar de San Juan 39°11′N 3°18′W / 39.183°N 3.300°W / 39.183; -3.300 (Manchasol Power Station) parabolic trough Manchasol-1 completed January 2011, with 7.5h heat storage[20]
Manchasol-2 completed April 2011, with 7.5h heat storage[20]
100 Valle Solar Power Station  Spain San José del Valle 36°39′N 5°50′W / 36.650°N 5.833°W / 36.650; -5.833 (Valle Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Completed December 2011, with 7.5h heat storage[20][32]
100 Helioenergy Solar Power Station  Spain Écija 37°34′43″N 5°9′24″W / 37.57861°N 5.15667°W / 37.57861; -5.15667 (Helioenergy Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Helioenergy 1 completed September 2011[33][34]
Helioenergy 2 completed January 2012[20][33][34]
100 Aste Solar Power Station  Spain Alcázar de San Juan 39°10′22″N 3°15′58″W / 39.17278°N 3.26611°W / 39.17278; -3.26611 (Helioenergy Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Aste 1A Completed January 2012, with 8h heat storage[20]
Aste 1B Completed January 2012, with 8h heat storage[20]
100 Solacor Solar Power Station  Spain El Carpio 37°54′54″N 4°30′9″W / 37.91500°N 4.50250°W / 37.91500; -4.50250 (Solacor Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Solacor 1 completed February 2012[20]
Solacor 2 completed March 2012[20][35]
100 Helios Solar Power Station  Spain Puerto Lápice 39°14′24″N 3°28′12″W / 39.24000°N 3.47000°W / 39.24000; -3.47000 (Helios Solar Power Station) parabolic trough Helios 1 completed May 2012[20]
Helios 2 completed August 2012[20]
100 Shams  UAE Abu Dhabi Madinat Zayad 23°34′N 53°42′E / 23.567°N 53.700°E / 23.567; 53.700 (Shams solar power station) parabolic trough Shams 1 completed March 2013 [36]
100 Termosol Solar Power Station  Spain Navalvillar de Pela parabolic trough Both Termosol 1 and 2 completed in 2013[20]
75 Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center  USA Indiantown, Florida 27°03′11″N 80°33′00″W / 27.05306°N 80.55000°W / 27.05306; -80.55000 (Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center) ISCC steam input into a combined cycle[37]
64 Nevada Solar One  USA Boulder City, Nevada 35°48.0′N 114°58.6′W / 35.8000°N 114.9767°W / 35.8000; -114.9767 (Nevada Solar One) parabolic trough Operational since 2007
50 Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant  Spain Puertollano, Ciudad Real 38°39′N 3°58′W / 38.650°N 3.967°W / 38.650; -3.967 (Puertollano) parabolic trough Completed May 2009[38]
50 Alvarado I  Spain Badajoz 38°49′37″N 06°49′34″W / 38.82694°N 6.82611°W / 38.82694; -6.82611 (Alvarado I) parabolic trough Completed July 2009[39][40][41]
50 La Florida  Spain Alvarado (Badajoz) parabolic trough Completed July 2010[20][42]
50 Majadas de Tiétar  Spain Caceres parabolic trough Completed August 2010[20][43]
50 La Dehesa  Spain La Garrovilla (Badajoz) parabolic trough Completed November 2010[20]
50 Lebrija-1  Spain Lebrija parabolic trough Completed July 2011[20][44]
50 Astexol 2  Spain Badajoz parabolic trough Completed November 2011, with 7.5h thermal energy storage[20][45]
50 Morón  Spain Morón de la Frontera parabolic trough Completed May 2012[20]
50 La Africana  Spain Posada parabolic trough Completed July 2012, with 7.5h thermal energy storag[20]
50 Guzman  Spain Palma del Río parabolic trough Completed July 2012[20]
50 Olivenza 1  Spain Olivenza parabolic trough Completed July 2012[20]
50 Orellana  Spain Orellana la Vieja parabolic trough Completed August 2012[20]
50 Godawari Green Energy Limited  India Nokh 27°36′01″N 72°13′25″E / 27.60028°N 72.22361°E / 27.60028; 72.22361 (Godawari) parabolic trough 2013[46][47][48]
50 Enerstar Villena Power Plant  Spain Villena parabolic trough Completed 2013[20][49]
31.4 Puerto Errado  Spain Murcia 38°16′42″N 01°36′01″W / 38.27833°N 1.60028°W / 38.27833; -1.60028 (Puerto Errado) fresnel reflector Puerto Errado 1 completed April 2009[20][50]
Puerto Errado 2 completed February 2012[20][51]
25 Hassi R'Mel integrated solar combined cycle power station  Algeria Hassi R'mel 33°07′29″N 03°21′07″E / 33.12472°N 3.35194°E / 33.12472; 3.35194 (Hassi R'Mel) ISCC Completed June 2011[52][53]
22.5 Termosolar Borges  Spain Borges Blanques parabolic trough Completed December 2012[20]
20 PS20 solar power tower  Spain Seville 37°26′38″N 06°15′34″W / 37.44389°N 6.25944°W / 37.44389; -6.25944 (PS20 solar power tower) solar power tower Completed April 2009
20 Kuraymat Plant  Egypt Kuraymat ISCC Completed December 2010[53][54][55]
20 Ain Beni Mathar Integrated Thermo Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant  Morocco Ain Bni Mathar ISCC [56][57][58]
19.9 Gemasolar  Spain Fuentes de Andalucia (Seville) 37°33′38.17″N 05°19′53.61″W / 37.5606028°N 5.3315583°W / 37.5606028; -5.3315583 (Gemasolar solar power tower) solar power tower Completed May 2011[59] With 15h heat storage[20]
17 Yazd integrated solar combined cycle power station  Iran Yazd 31°57′5″N 54°5′30″E / 31.95139°N 54.09167°E / 31.95139; 54.09167 (Yazd integrated solar combined cycle power station) ISCC World's first solar combined cycle power plant, to be constructed
11 PS10 solar power tower  Spain Seville 37°26′36.42″N 06°15′14.28″W / 37.4434500°N 6.2539667°W / 37.4434500; -6.2539667 (PS10 solar power tower) solar power tower World's first commercial solar tower
10 Delingha Solar Power Plant  China Delingha solar power tower Phase 1 of project completed in July 2013,[60] total 50 MW planned[61][62]
5 Greenway CSP Mersin Solar Tower Plant  Turkey Mersin, Turkey solar power tower Turkey's first CSP solar tower plant[63]
5 Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant  USA Bakersfield, California 35°34′06″N 119°12′06″W / 35.56833°N 119.20167°W / 35.56833; -119.20167 (Kimberlina) fresnel reflector AREVA Solar, formerly Ausra demonstration plant[64]
5 Sierra SunTower  USA Lancaster, California 34°46′0.0″N 118°8′0.0″W / 34.766667°N 118.133333°W / 34.766667; -118.133333 (Sierra SunTower) solar power tower North America's first solar tower, completed August 2009[65][66][67]
5 Archimede solar power plant  Italy Syracuse, Sicily 37°8′0″N 15°12′58″E / 37.13333°N 15.21611°E / 37.13333; 15.21611 (Archimede solar power plant) parabolic trough ISCC with heat storage
Completed July 2010[68][69]
5 Thai Solar Energy (TSE) 1  Thailand Huaykrachao parabolic trough Completed November 2011[70]
9 Liddell Power Station Solar Steam Generator  Australia New South Wales 32°22′26″S 150°58′40″E / 32.37389°S 150.97778°E / -32.37389; 150.97778 (Liddell Power Station, New South Wales) fresnel reflector electrical equivalent steam boost for coal station[71][72]
2.5 Acme Solar Thermal Tower  India solar power tower Completed 2012[73]
2 Keahole Solar Power  USA Hawaii 19°42′54″N 156°2′7″W / 19.71500°N 156.03528°W / 19.71500; -156.03528 (Keahole Solar Power, Keahole Point) parabolic trough [74][75]
1.5 Jülich Solar Tower  Germany Jülich 50°54′54″N 06°23′16″E / 50.91500°N 6.38778°E / 50.91500; 6.38778 (Jülich) solar power tower Completed December 2008[76]
1.5 Beijing Badaling Solar Tower  China Beijing 40°40′N 116°30′E / 40.667°N 116.500°E / 40.667; 116.500 (Beijing Badaling Solar Tower) solar power tower Completed August 2012[77][78]
1 Feranova CSP Plant  Turkey Aydin, Turkey fresnel reflector
1 Saguaro Solar Power Station  USA Red Rock, Arizona parabolic trough [79]
1 Yanqing Solar Power Station  China Yanqing County 40°27′24″N 115°58′30″E / 40.45667°N 115.97500°E / 40.45667; 115.97500 (Yanqing Solar Power Station) solar power tower Completed August 2010[80]
0.5 Shiraz solar power plant  Iran Shiraz 31°56′N 54°02′E / 31.933°N 54.033°E / 31.933; 54.033 (Shiraz solar power plant) parabolic trough Iran's first solar power plant
0.25 Augustin Fresnel Solar Power Station[81]  France Targassonne fresnel reflector prototype, completed 2012, 0.25h thermal energy storage
3650.8 Overall operational capacity
Solar thermal power stations
Part of the 354 MW SEGS solar complex in northern San Bernardino County, California
Solar Towers from left: PS10, PS20
The PS10 concentrates sunlight from a field of heliostats onto a central tower. 
View of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System from Yates Well Road, San Bernardino County, California. The Clark Mountain Range can be seen in the distance. 

Under construction[edit]

Solar Thermal Power Stations under construction
Capacity (MW) Name Country Location Co-
ordinates
Expected
completion
Technology Notes
280 Mojave Solar Project  USA Barstow, California 35°00′40″N 117°19′30″W / 35.01111°N 117.32500°W / 35.01111; -117.32500 (Mojave Solar Project) 2014 parabolic trough [82][83]
160 Ouarzazate solar power station  Morocco Ouarzazate 2015 parabolic trough with 3h heat storage[84]
121 Ashalim power station 1  Israel Negev desert 30°58′N 34°42′E / 30.967°N 34.700°E / 30.967; 34.700 (Ashalim power station) 2017 solar power tower [85][86][87]
110 Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project  USA Nye County, Nevada 38°14′N 117°22′W / 38.233°N 117.367°W / 38.233; -117.367 (Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project) 2013/14 solar power tower with 10h heat storage[88]
100 KaXu Solar One  South Africa Pofadder, Northern Cape 2014 parabolic trough with 2.5h heat storage[89][90]
100 El Reboso 2+3  Spain El Puebla del Rio (Seville) 2015 parabolic trough [91][92]
100 Dhursar  India 2014 fresnel reflector [93][94]
100 Diwakar  India Askandra 2014 parabolic trough with 3h heat storage[95]
100 KVK Energy Solar Project  India Askandra 2014 parabolic trough with 4h heat storage[96]
50 Arenales PS  Spain Moron de la Frontera (Seville) 2013 parabolic trough [20][45][97]
50 Casablanca  Spain Casablanca 2013 parabolic trough [20]
50 Erdos Solar Power Plant  China Hanggin Banner 2013 parabolic trough [98]
50 Khi Solar One  South Africa Upington 2014 power tower with 2h heat storage[89][90]
50 Megha Solar Plant  India Anantapur 2013 parabolic trough [99]
50 Bokpoort  South Africa Groblershoop 2015 parabolic trough with 9h heat storage[100][101]
44 Kogan Creek Solar Boost  Australia Chinchilla 2015 fresnel reflector [102]
27.5 Jinshawan  China China solar updraft tower

Operations underway at 200 kW.[103]

25 Gujarat Solar One  India Kutch 23°22.233′N 70°41.988′E / 23.370550°N 70.699800°E / 23.370550; 70.699800 (Gujarat Solar One) 2013 parabolic trough with 9h heat storage[104]
12 Alba Nova 1  France Corsica July, 2015 fresnel reflector First utility-scale solar thermal plant in France[105][106]
3 Airlight Energy Ait Baha Plant  Morocco Ait Baha 2013 parabolic trough with 12h heat storage[107]
1.5 Tooele Army Depot  USA Tooele 2013 dish [108]
1.4 THEMIS Solar Power Tower  France Pyrénées-Orientales 42°30′5″N 1°58′27″E / 42.50139°N 1.97417°E / 42.50139; 1.97417 (Themis (solar power plant)) solar power tower Hybrid solar/gas power plant[109]
1 e-Cube 1  China Hainan 2013 Modular Heliostat First Modular Heliostat solar thermal plant in the world[110]
1 Renovalia  Spain Albacete dish [20]
2463.9 Overall capacity under construction

Announced[edit]

Announced — USA[edit]

Solar Thermal Power Stations Announced in the USA
Capacity
(MW)
Name Location Coordinates Technology Notes
500 Palen Solar Power Project [111] Riverside County, California solar power tower Bought by Brightsource [112]
340 Hualapai Valley Solar Project Mohave County, Arizona parabolic trough [113][114]
300 Unnamed Florida fresnel reflector [115]
250 Beacon Solar Energy Project Kern County, California parabolic trough [3]
250 Harper Lake Solar San Bernardino County, California parabolic trough [3]
200 Unnamed Kingman solar project Mohave County, Arizona parabolic trough [116]
200 EnviroMission Arizona solar updraft tower [117]
200 BrightSource PPA5 Mojave, California solar power tower [3]
200 BrightSource PPA6 Mojave, California solar power tower [3]
200 BrightSource PPA7 Mojave, California solar power tower [3]
150 Rice Solar Energy Project Riverside County, California 34°04′N 114°48′W / 34.067°N 114.800°W / 34.067; -114.800 (Rice Solar) solar power tower with 7h heat storage[3]
150 Crossroads Solar Energy Project Maricopa County, Arizona solar power tower with 10h heat storage[118][119]
92 Suntower Doña Ana County, New Mexico solar power tower [120][121]
84 eSolar 1 Los Angeles County, California solar power tower [3]
66 eSolar 2 Los Angeles County, California solar power tower [3]
62 City of Palmdale Hybrid Power Project Palmdale, California parabolic trough steam input for hybrid gas plant [3]
50 Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project Victorville, California parabolic trough steam input for hybrid gas plant [3]
50 Sound Hybrid G Unannounced hybrid [122]
5 Kalaeloa Solar One MicroCSP Power Project Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii MicroCSP parabolic trough steam input for power generation with thermal storage [123]
3949 Overall capacity announced in the USA

Announced — Spain[edit]

Solar Thermal Power Stations Announced in Spain
MW Name Location Coordinates Technology Notes
200 Andasol 4–7 Granada parabolic trough with heat storage [29]
100 Solnova 2, 4–5 Sevilla 37°25′00″N 06°17′20″W / 37.41667°N 6.28889°W / 37.41667; -6.28889 (Solnova Solar Power Station) parabolic trough with heat storage [124]
50 Ibersol Badajoz Fuente de Cantos parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Valdecaballeros 1–2 Valdecaballeros parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Sevilla Aznalcollar parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Almería Tabernas parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Albacete Almansa parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Murcia Lorca parabolic trough [125]
50 Ibersol Zamora Cubillos parabolic trough [125]
100 Aste 3, 4 Alcázar de San Juan
(Ciudad Real)
parabolic trough [45]
50 Astexol 1 Extremadura parabolic trough [45]
50 AZ 20 Sevilla solar power tower [124]
50 Alcázar Solar Thermal Power Project Alcázar de San Juan solar power tower [126]
20 Almaden Plant Albacete solar power tower [127]
10 Gotasol Gotarrendura linear fresnel [128]
0.08 Aznalcollar TH Sevilla dish sterling [124]
930.08 Overall capacity announced in Spain

Announced — other countries[edit]

Solar Thermal Power Stations Announced In Other Countries
Capacity MW Name Country Location Coordinates Technology Notes
2000 Ordos  China Mongolian desert, China solar power tower [129]
1540 Solar Energy Project  Morocco Ain Beni Mathar, Foum Al Quad, Boujdour, Sebkhat Tah - Morocco unknown [130]
1000 Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Project  Pakistan Bahawalpur, Pakistan unknown [131]
200 Noor II CSP Project  Morocco Ouarzazate - Morocco parabolic trough [132]
100 Noor III CSP Project  Morocco Ouarzazate - Morocco solar power tower [132]
280 Al-Abdaliya  Kuwait  ?? parabolic trough [133]
120 Shneur Solar Power Station  Israel Tze'elim, Israel parabolic trough [134]
100 CAP SunEdison  Chile Atacama Desert, Chile [135]
72 Mashhad solar-thermal power station  Iran Mashhad, Iran Parabolic dish with tracer system [136]
60 Mashavei Sadde solar-thermal power station  Israel Mashavei Sadde(Negev), Israel CSP [137]
30 Archetype SW 550 solar power plant  Italy Passo Martino(CT), Sicily Parabolic trough with heat storage, biomass integration and cogenerating desalination [138][139]
14 Agua Prieta II integrated solar combined cycle power station  Mexico Agua Prieta(Sonora), Mexico ISCC [140][141]
30 São Francisco power plant  Brazil Santa Maria da Boa Vista, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
5 Fonte Solar I  Brazil Tacaratu, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
5 Fonte Solar II  Brazil Tacaratu, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
29.25 São Pedro e Paulo I  Brazil Flores, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
22.82 Cone Energia  Brazil Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
29.75 Força Verde Pernambuco Energia  Brazil Joaquim Nabuco, Pernambuco, Brazil unknown [142][143]
100 Shams solar power station  UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE parabolic trough [144][145]
5737.82 Overall capacity announced in other countries

Out of commission[edit]

  • Solar One pilot plant, operational 1982-1986; converted into Solar Two, operational 1995-1999; site demolished 2009 — USA California, 10 MW, power tower design
  • SES-5 — USSR, 5 MW, power tower design, water / Steam, service period 1985-1989[146]
  • Maricopa Solar — USA Peoria, Arizona, 1.5 MW dish stirling SES / Tessera Solar's first commercial-scale Dish Stirling power plant. Completed January 2010,[147] decommissioned September 2011 and sold to CondiSys Solar Technology of China on April 2012.[148][149]

See also[edit]

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  96. ^ NREL: KVK Energy Solar Project
  97. ^ Solar Millennium AG and OHL Industrial jointly take over planned Spanish 50 megawatt power plant Arenales from Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
  98. ^ Project 6835 : Inner Mongolia Erdos 50MWp Groove Type Solar Thermal Project
  99. ^ NREL: Megha Solar Plant
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  103. ^ China's first solar chimney plant starts operating in desert
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  106. ^ Alba Nova 1 : le chantier de la centrale thermodynamique corse démarre
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  108. ^ NREL: Tooele Army Depot
  109. ^ Production d'Electricité par turbine à GAz et énergie SolairE
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  136. ^ Iran's biggest solar power plant
  137. ^ Two Sigma and Hezzi Kogler plan to build solar thermal power station with a budget worth 300 Million NIS
  138. ^ EGP realizza in Italia la prima centrale solare termodinamica
  139. ^ Demonstration of innovating parabolic solar trough using an alternative heat transfer fluid producing electricity and fresh water: ARChimede Hot Energy TYPology Enhanced Water Solar 550
  140. ^ Realizará CFE proyecto de campo solar
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  148. ^ Former Stirling power plant in Peoria to be sold, disassembled
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