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NextEra Beacon Solar Energy Project

This page provides information on the Beacon Solar Energy Project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: January 21, 2011
Project Overview
Project Name: NextEra Beacon Solar Energy Project (Beacon)
Country: United States
Location: California City, California
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 250.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2014

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under development
Country: United States
City: California City
State: California
County: Kern
Lat/Long Location: 35°16′ North, 118°0′ 30.0″ West
Land Area: 2,012 acres
Contact(s): NextEra Energy
Key References: Press release
Press release PDF
Break Ground: 2011
Start Production: 2014
Cost (approx): 1,000,000,000 dollars
Cost Info Source:
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010


Developer(s): NextEra Energy

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 250.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Capacity: 0