The Solar Project
by Globetrotter on May 16, 2007EN
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Solar One and Solar Two were pilot projects in the Mojave desert (California). The aim was to build and test a solar termal power plant. Solar Tres, located in Andalusia (Spain), will be the first commercial 15MW power plant.
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