We've seen that eSolar is capable of doing some pretty fascinating things with it's solar thermal mirror arrays previously, but now the company is wishing America a happy independence day (while promoting American energy independence as well.) This one square-mile field of mirrors will soon be producing 5 MW of electricity for California. But the Lancaster, CA power plant became a giant display for July 4th, showing several messages for us EcoGeeks to eat up.
eSolar has been a very successful solar thermal startup having focused on high-tech IT control systems and lower-tech power generation technologies. They're already producing power for PG&E and Sothern California Edison. In their e-mail to me about this patriotic gimmick, they also pointed out that they were looking forward to a certain piece of upcomming legislation: "As a controversial climate bill awaits approval in the Senate, now is the time to rally behind renewal energies as Amercians' viable path to the end of fossil fuel dependency."
Let's hope their patriotic display gets the Senates attention.
written by Fred, July 07, 2009
written by Elana, July 07, 2009
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