Genesis Solar LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of NextEraTM Energy Resources LLC, has constructed the Genesis Solar Energy Project in Riverside County. The project is a concentrated solar electric generating facility.
The project consists of two independent solar electric generating facilities with a nominal net electrical output of 125 megawatts (MW) each, for a total net electrical output of 250 MW. Electrical power is produced using steam turbine generators fed from solar steam generators. The solar steam generators receive heated transfer fluid from solar thermal equipment comprised of arrays of parabolic mirrors that collect energy from the sun.
The project site is located approximately 25 miles west of the city of Blythe, California, on lands managed by the BLM. The project is an undeveloped area of the Sonoran Desert. Surrounding features include the McCoy Mountains to the east, the Palen Mountains (including the Palen/McCoy Wilderness Area) to the north, and Ford Dry Lake, a dry lakebed, to the south. Interstate-10 (I-10) is located to the south of the project site. The Chuckwalla Mountains and Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Areas are also located farther south-southwest.