MOJAVE

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PROJECT SUMMARY

In September 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to finance Mojave, a 250-MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant on previously disturbed agricultural land near Barstow, California. It started commercial operations in December 2014.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Mojave uses innovative solar receiver and frame designs to further enhance already proven parabolic trough technology that has been employed for nearly 25 years at facilities throughout the Mojave desert.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Mojave created 830 construction jobs and is expected to support 70 permanent jobs. Approximately 83% of total costs were expected to be sourced in the United States (including both capital equipment and labor).

CLIMATE BENEFIT

Mojave is expected to generate 617,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy and prevent 329,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

 

PROJECT STATISTICS: MOJAVE

PROJECT SUMMARY

Owners

Atlantica Yield

Location

San Bernardino County, California

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Loan Program

Title XVII
Loan Type Loan Guarantee

Loan Amount 1

$1.2 Billion

Issuance Date

September 2011

ENERGY SUMMARY

Operation Status

Operating

Generation Capacity

250 MW

Projected Annual Generation 2

617,000 MWh

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Permanent U.S. Jobs Supported

70

U.S. Construction Jobs Supported 3

830

CLIMATE BENEFIT

CO2 Emissions Prevented Annually

329,000 Metric Tons

NOTES

All information up-to-date as of June 2017.

1 Approximate amount of the loan facility approved at closing including principal and any capitalized interest.

2 Calculated using the project's and NREL Technology specific capacity factors. For cases in which NREL's capacity factors do not encompass project's specific design and operation, project specific capacity factors are used.

3 Estimated at the time of closing.

 

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