CBS 5 News profiles Solana Generating Station

November 04, 2013

Last night on CBS 5 News, Sean McLaughlin profiled the Solana Generating Station and explained the technology that makes it possible for a solar plant to generate electricity well into the night. After going on an exclusive tour of the plant, McLaughlin describes just how unique Solana is:

“Covering three square miles, the former alfalfa farm was transformed over the last three years into the largest concentrated solar power generating plant in the world.  It's called Solana, Spanish for sunny spot, and it can produce up to 280 megawatts, enough electricity to power 70,000 homes. And it has just one customer for the next 30 years, APS.” 

More information about Solana:

Solana in the Media 

Solana infographic- Solar production after sunset

Solana Generating Station fact sheet

Video: Solana Generating Station Begins Powering APS Customers

Video: New solar plant produced electricity even after sun goes down