eSolar Unveils Lancaster Plant

Pasadena-based solar thermal technology developer eSolar has unveiled a Lancaster solar power plant this morning, saying that the firm's 24,000 mirror, 5-megawatt plant will provide electricity for more than 4,000 homes in the Antelope Valley. eSolar announced a solar power deal with Southern California Edison in June of 2008, where it would deploy 245MW of solar in the Antelope Valley by SCE. The firm said that the Sierra SunTower plant is the first of several developments it is planning in the Antelope Valley, and created over 300 jobs during the course of construction. eSolar's site in northern Lancaster was built on private land, previously designated for heavy industrial use.