eSolar Unveils Lancaster Plant

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Pasadena-based solar thermal technology developer eSolar has unveiled a Lancaster solar power plant this morning, saying that the firm's 24,000 mirror, 5-megawatt plant will provide electricity for more than 4,000 homes in the Antelope Valley. The firm said that the Sierra SunTower plant is the first of several developments it is planning in the Antelope Valley, and created over 300 jobs during the course of construction.

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

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Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. Today, industrial processes like those used to make cement, steel, and other materials are responsible for more than a fifth of all emissions,” said Bill Gates, a Heliogen backer who has committed millions of dollars to the development of new renewable energy technologies.

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NRG Solar Officially Opens Largest Solar Plant in California

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Carlsbad-based solar energy developer NRG Energy announced this morning that it has cut the ribbon on what it says is the largest, operating photovoltaic facility in California. The solar plant--located in Lancaster--will officially open later today. cleantech lancaster plant energy photovoltaic solar NRG said its new Alpine Solar Generating Facility will produce 66 megawatts of capacity, or the equivalent of 53,000 homes. The plant''s energy output is being sold to PG&E.

NRG Solar Starts Operation On Two Solar Plants

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Carlsbad-based solar project developer NRG Solar , which is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, has opened up two new, solar energy plants in California. According to NRG, the two solar photovoltaic plants have a combined capacity of 40 megawatts, and are located in Lancaster and Kings County. solar photovoltaic energy plant lancaster cleantech power recurrent

NRG Solar Official Opens Largest Solar Plant in California

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Carlsbad-based solar energy developer NRG Energy announced this morning that it has cut the ribbon on what it says is the largest, operating photovoltaic facility in California. The solar plant--located in Lancaster--will officially open later today. solar photovoltaic energy plant lancaster cleantech NRG said its new Alpine Solar Generating Facility will produce 66 megawatts of capacity, or the equivalent of 53,000 homes. The plant''s energy output is being sold to PG&E.

Nexus eWater Gets $2.1M For Water, Energy Recycling Device

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Nexus eWater , a startup that has developed a device that recycles both residential water and energy, said today that it has raised $2.1M The company--which has offices in Lancaster, but is based in Australia--has created a device which takes greywater from homes, and both cleans that water for use in irrigation and captures heat from that water. Photo: the company''s systems in Lancaster).

Nexus eWater Gets NSF/ANSI Cert

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San Diego- and Lancaster-based Nexus eWater , which makes a device which recycles grey water from residences, turning formerly wasted water into energy and water usable for irrigation and other non-potable uses, said it has received NSF/ANSI certification for its systems. The company''s technology was originally developed in Australia, but the company now has a demonstration install in Lancaster, and is hoping that homebuilders will offer up its product to residents in the future.

Simulations Plus Acquires Cognigen

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Lancaster-based Simulations Plus , which develops simulation and modeling software for the pharmaceuticals industry, said late Wednesday night that it has acquired Cognigen Corporation , a provider of clinical trial data analysis software. Simulations Plus said it will pay $7M for Cognigen, split between $2.8M in cash and $4.2M in stock. Cognigen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Simulations Plus, and continue to operate under its own name.

Simulations Plus Acquires DILIsym Services

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Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops pharmaceutical simulation and modeling software, has acquired DILIsym Services , a developer of drug-induced liver injury simulation software and related consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry.

eSolar Inks Another Solar Plant Deal

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Pasadena-based eSolar , the thermal solar technology developer backed by Idealab, has inked another solar plant deal here in California, this time with Pacific Gas and Electric. According to PG&E, it is building a 92 megawtt solar thermal plan, to be built near Lancaster, using eSolar solar thermal technology.