Solar energy plant to power SoCal homes

Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (subject to California Public Utilities Commission approval) with Southern California Edison, that will result in construction of a massive, 4,500-acre solar generating station (more than four times the size of the National Mall in DC) in the desert northwest of Los Angeles. When completed, this power station will be the world’s largest solar facility and produce enough energy for 278,000 homes — at current rates of energy usage and more if homes were more energy efficient.

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