Fully operational since December 2014, the Mojave Solar Project uses advanced parabolic trough technology that has made this 280 MegaWatt plant one of the most innovative projects in the country. The plant utilizes the desert’s solar thermal energy and then generates steam in solar steam generators. Electrical power is produced from twin, independently operable solar fields, each feeding a 125 MW power island. It’s expected to generate 617,000 MWh of power annually, sufficient for more than 88,000 households and preventing over 430 kilotons of carbon dioxide emission a year. Continue reading for more.