Monday, October 11, 2010

Tessera Solar Proposes 145MW Facility In Colorado

Tessera Solar is proposing a 145-megawatt solar facility in Colorado's San Luis Valley that would use sun-catching dishes to capture solar energy.

Saguache County commissioners plan to hold a public hearing on the application by Houston-based Tessera Solar North America Inc. before voting on it later this year.

The facility would sit on 1,525 acres and use about 5,800 of the dishes, which move to track the sun's movement.

Tessera initially proposed a 200-megawatt facility but revised it after several residents expressed concern about noise from engines used to power the dishes.

Tessera says its project could employ 40 permanent employees and add about $1.5 million in annual tax revenue.


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