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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Gaskell Sun Tower (Gaskell)
Country: United States
Location: Lancaster, California
(Antelope Valley)
Owner(s):
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 245.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2012

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Gaskell Sun Tower

This page provides information on NRG and eSolar's Gaskell Sun Tower, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: January 21, 2011

Background

Technology: Power tower
Status: Under development
Country: United States
City: Lancaster
State: California
County: Kern
Region: Antelope Valley
Land Area: 1,100 acres
Contact(s): Tim Hemig; Robert Rogan
Company: NRG Energy, eSolar
Key References: News story
News story
Break Ground: 2011
Start Production: April 2012
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years

Participants

Developer(s): eSolar ; NRG Energy
Generation Offtaker(s): Southern California Edison (SCE)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 245.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine