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THE KIMBERLINA SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY PLANT

Located in Bakersfield, CA, Ausra’s state‐of‐the‐art Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant is the first of its kind in North America,and proof that Ausra’s “next generation” solar thermal technology is real and that it works now. We’re ready to power our customers and provide industrial steam for businesses working to cut energy costs with pollution‐free technology.

The Kimberlina plant also represents the first solar thermal project to enter operation in California in nearly 20 years. It showcases Ausra’s technology that is already operating at the company’s Liddell solar thermal facility in New South Wales,Australia.

The rows of mirrors at Kimberlina were manufactured at Ausra’s solar thermal power factory in Las Vegas,Nevada. These solar thermal collector lines will generate up to 25 megawatts (MW) of thermal energy to drive a steam turbine at the adjacent Clean Energy Systems power plant. At full output, the Kimberlina facility will produce enough solar steam to generate 5 MW of clean, reliable electricity—enough electricity to light up 3,500 central Californian households.

In addition to Kimberlina, Ausra is developing a 177‐MW solar thermal power plant for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in Carrizo Plains,west of Bakersfield. Ausra will sell the full output of the plant to PG&E under a long‐term contract.

CLEAN, RELIABLE, COST‐COMPETITIVE ENERGY

Ausra’s Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector solar collectors boil water with concentrated sunshine. Mirrors track the sun, reflecting solar heat onto boiler tubes to produce steam without the costs and pollution of fossil‐fired boilers. Direct steam generation makes integration into existing systems simple, either as retrofits or new designs. The result is a system that produces steam and electricity directly from the sun, at prices that compete with peak natural gas energy resources.

AUSRA – YOUR LOW‐COST ENERGY SOLUTION

Ausra delivers energy from the sun. The company provides solar energy and energy systems for industrial processes and utility‐scale electricity generation. The company is a leader in solar thermal energy design, development and manufacturing. Ausra is committed to serving the global energy needs of customers in a dependable, market‐competitive and environmentally responsible manner. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Ausra is a privately held company with operations in the United States and Australia. To learn more about Ausra and solar thermal power, visit http://www.ausra.com.

THE AUSRA ADVANTAGE COST‐EFFECTIVE STEAM

Most land‐efficient solar technology Eliminates fuel and pollution cost risks; On‐peak energy delivery

RELIABLE AND ROBUST

Commercially proven technology; Low wind profile; Steel‐backed mirrors for long life;
Suitable for demineralized or produced water operation.

RAPID DEPLOYMENT AND INSTALLATION

High‐volume, automated production and standard materials eliminate supply chain constraints; Rapid field installation (12‐24 months)

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24/10/2008 - Posted by | alternative, Australia, Climate, economy, Government, pensioners, pensions, politics, solar

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