Pasadena, Calif.-based eSolar, a provider of modular, scalable solar thermal power technology, has unveiled its 5 MW Sierra SunTower solar power plant.
The full-scale power plant, which eSolar says is the only power tower of its kind in the U.S., produces electricity for Southern California Edison and can power more than 4,000 homes in California's Antelope Valley.
eSolar explains that its technology uses advanced software algorithms to precisely focus thousands of mirrors on a single point to efficiently harvest solar energy. The Sierra SunTower power plant marks the first of several developments in the Antelope Valley region using eSolar technology. Over the course of construction, this project created 300 jobs.