Updated from 4:36 p.m. ESTSempra Energy ( SRE), having just completed a solar power plant near Las Vegas in December, is now working to increase the scale of the facility to become a major supplier of solar power to the consumer market. If Sempra's plan works, it could provide the blueprint for commercial-scale solar power generation in the U.S. The El Dorado Energy Solar facility, outside of Boulder City, Nev., is North America's largest and most cost-efficient thin-film solar power plant. The plant currently has 10 megawatts of electricity-generation capacity that can power 6,400 homes.
|Sempra Energy's El Dorado Energy Solar facility in Nevada|