eSolar and Southern California Edison to Produce 245 MW of Solar Power

Series of Pre-Fab Solar Plants To Provide Clean Electricity to Communities in Southern California

On June 3rd eSolar™, a producer of scalable solar thermal power plants, announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) to build a total of 245 megawatts (MW) of concentrating solar plants in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. The series of fully operational plants will begin production in 2011.

"SCE is committed to providing renewable energy generation at competitive costs – to this end, we review all of the possible sources to meet the growing demand for clean power," said Stuart Hemphill, SCE vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power. "eSolar's proposed solar projects promise to be modular, scalable, and easily and rapidly deployed. SCE is excited about the prospects of eSolar's unique solar technology and the potential benefits it can bring for our customers."