PG&E Contracts For More Than 100 MW Of Solar Thermal-Biofuel Hybrid Power

PG&E Corp. has contracted with a renewable energy unit of Portuguese conglomerate Martifer for 106.8 MW of solar thermal-biofuel hybrid power. Two projects will combine solar thermal technology with steam turbines powered by gas produced by local agricultural waste and livestock manure.

According to a report from Reuters' Nichola Groom, the plants will be located near Coalinga, Calif., in the center of the state, and will help PG&E reach the state-mandated goal of increasing the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources. The projects are expected to begin operations in 2011.

SOURCE: Reuters

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