The $2 billion Solana concentrated solar plant in the desert near Gila Bend is off to a slow start, producing less electricity than it might in the future.
Ray Stern The Solana solar plant near Gila Bend has delivered less electricity than expected in its first year of operation. (Photo from 2013, before plant was operational.)
Now in operation for slightly more than one year, Solana has delivered about two-thirds of the annual amount of electricity expected to be received in the future, say officials with Arizona Public Service.
Utility officials and the plant's builder say they anticipated it would take time for the plant to work out initial problems.More »