Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Clean Energy Deployment Administration Amendment to House Climate and Energy Bill is Significant Milestone in the Future of Green Energy Sector

There's a nice press release from the Coalition for Green Bank:

"The Coalition for Green Bank applauded the amendment to the House energy and climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), that would create a Clean Energy Deployment Administration within the Energy Department."

Given the importance of Clean Energy in the new administration of Alternative Energy sources, this only makes sense.

Consider what I've said about this issue and consideration of the future of solar power in the United States you can find it on my site:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Solar Projects Mojave Desert

Proposed location for solar power plant.

Hualapai Valley Site

Hualapai Valley Site
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Future site of Solar Power Plant

World's Largest Solar Project

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Mohave Sun Power

World's largest solar-thermal plant planned for Arizona land sold by Rhodes -

World's largest solar-thermal plant planned for Arizona land sold by Rhodes - Business -

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Tempe-based firm intends to build and operate what it says will be the world's largest solar-thermal power plant on land in northwest Arizona that it has acquired from Las Vegas developer Jim Rhodes.

Mohave Sun Power LLC will later complete the purchase of the 4,160 acres 27 miles north of Kingman if it obtains the required permits and approval at the federal, state and local level, project director Greg Bartlett said.

Construction should begin late next year, providing up to 1,500 jobs, he said. More than 100 people would staff the plant during initial operation, forecast for late 2013.

Mohave Sun Power Executive Director Mitchell Dong said six square miles of parabolic mirrors will be built to harness the sun at a facility that will generate 340 megawatts of electricity.

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Mohave Sun Power: εταιρεία ηλιακής θερμικής ενέργειας |

Mohave Sun Power: εταιρεία ηλιακής θερμικής ενέργειας
Mohave Sun Power: εταιρεία ηλιακής θερμικής ενέργειας |

Interest generated internationally.
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Mitchell Dong's new web site...

Mitchell Dong - Alternative Energy Entrepreneur
Mitchell Dong has been an entrepreneur in alternative energy since 1973. Mitchell Dong’s interests have taken many forms, from energy efficiency to nuclear power and uranium mining, to solar power and low carbon energy systems. He has been a leader and pioneer in the alternative energy industry for over three decades.
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World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Planned for Arizona | Green Business | Reuters

World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Planned for Arizona | Green Business | Reuters

Pretty impressive:

Mitchell Dong, the company's CEO explained the technology, "It's a parabolic trough, or a 'U'-shaped mirror that reflects or concentrates the sunlight by a factor of 100 to this thin tube of transfer fluid. In this case, it's a synthetic oil heated to 800 degrees by the sun's light. There are rows and rows of these collectors and this 800 degree oil is pumped to a central power block, a central location where that hot oil goes to a boiler. It makes steam and drives a single steam turbine. Of course the whole installation would use many arrays of parabolic troughs.

Energy generated by the plant would be purchased by California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. If the planning and construction processes go smoothly the plant could starting producing electricity by 2013. The planning actually has been going on for some time: "We have been working on this for over a year," said Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson. (Mohave County has already had a different 200 MW project planned for construction.) This larger one will depend upon federal stimulus money for financing.

If approved and funded, the project could generate an estimated 1,500 jobs during the construction phase, and require 100 employees when operational. Such a large plant would also generate local tax revenues. Construction cost is estimated at two billion dollars.

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Mitchell Dong and Mohave Sun Power contribute to Coalition for Green Bank

Proposed Clean Energy Deployment Administration Signals Senate's ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY
... Larry Leete (Kanepi Innovations), Larry Rayman (Gas Turbines International, LLC), Mark Patkunas (Higher Power Energy, LLC), Michael Bruce (Manifest Energy Group), Michael Peck (MAPA Group), Michael Telford (Greencore Capital), Mitchell Dong (Mohave ...

About the Coalition for Green Bank

The Coalition for Green Bank is a consortium of leaders in energy development enterprises including renewable resource developers, original equipment manufacturers, investors, financial advisors and consultants dedicated to the stimulus of green energy assets for clean and sustainable energy and jobs, and economic development. The CGB is proud to have the support of the Pickens Plan, Mesa Power, General Electric, Cavallo Energy, US Department of Energy, RES-Americas, American Wind Energy Association, Clean Economy Network and many more.

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