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