Arizona Public Service to build largest solar power plant in the world in Pheonix
Phoenix will play host to 280-megawatts of power, harnessed from none other than the ever-generous sun! The Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) announced that the world’s largest solar power plant will be built 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, in Gila Bend, Arizona. The solar concentrating plant, or solar plant, what will be known as the Solana Generating Station, when built in future, will serve 70000 APS customers. The power plant will produce enough energy to lighten up these homes when working on full capacity.
Abengoa Solar Inc. will play god in this power plants creation. The plant will start producing green energy from 2011. The power plant gets its name from a Spanish term, Solana, meaning a “sunny place”. The plant will emit no greenhouse gases whatsoever, harnessing and generating more energy than any other facility in the United States. The APS sure deserve a pat on the back for this one.