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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: BrightSource PG&E 7
Country: United States
Location: TBD, California
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 200.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2017

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BrightSource PG&E 7

This page provides information on BrightSource PG&E 7, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: January 21, 2011


Technology: Power tower
Status: Under development
Country: United States
City: TBD
State: California
Electricity Generation: 573,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Contact(s): BrightSource Energy
Key References: Web site
Break Ground: 2013
Start Production: July 2017
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years


Developer(s): BrightSource Energy
Generation Offtaker(s): Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 200.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine