Solar Energy Park Proposed for Colorado

[Rocky Mountain News] A New York startup with local roots will announce plans today to build the world’s largest solar energy park in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. The $2 billion park, christened SolarDunes by developer SkyFuel, would have a total capacity of 1,000 megawatts … SkyFuel estimates the project’s cost would include transmission or high-voltage power lines necessary to bring electricity from the valley in southern Colorado to metro Denver. The startup plans to use an advanced but untested solar thermal technology. The project is scheduled to begin construction in 2010 with an initial 100-megawatt phase.
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