Solar Two

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Solar Two is a concentrating solar power plant that can supply electric power on demand to the local utility, Southern California Edison Company. It can do so because it operates not only during sunny parts of the day, but it can store enough thermal energy from the sun to operate during cloudy periods and after dark, for up to three hours, at its rated output of 10 megawatts (MW). For the first time ever, a utility scale solar power plant can supply electricity when the utility needs it most, to satisfy the energy requirements of its customers.

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Creator: Unknown. April 1, 1998.

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Solar Two is a concentrating solar power plant that can supply electric power on demand to the local utility, Southern California Edison Company. It can do so because it operates not only during sunny parts of the day, but it can store enough thermal energy from the sun to operate during cloudy periods and after dark, for up to three hours, at its rated output of 10 megawatts (MW). For the first time ever, a utility scale solar power plant can supply electricity when the utility needs it most, to satisfy the energy requirements of its customers.

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OSTI as DE98005096

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  • Other: DE98005096
  • Report No.: DOE/GO--10098-562
  • Report No.: FS24643
  • Report No.: ON:DE98005096
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/658298 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658298
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709929

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  • April 1, 1998

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Solar Two, report, April 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709929/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.