Solar Trust of America is a technology inclusive company. We develop projects that employ both Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) technology and photovoltaic (PV) technology. Our approach is to deploy the right technology on the right sites at the right time.
Solar Trust of America is proud to participate in America’s economic recovery. Through our projects we will directly and indirectly employ thousands of American men and women in good paying jobs in constructions, supply chain, and transportation.
Solar at Scale
The 1,000 Megawatt Blythe Solar Power Project will be the largest solar plant in the world, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 2 million tons every year -- the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars from the road.
Powering America’s future with proven and bankable technology
Solar Trust of America is the United States’ leading solar solutions company. We are the developer and engineering, procurement and services providers of the largest solar power facility in the world– the 1,000 Megawatt (MW) Blythe Solar Power Project in Riverside County, California.
Solar Trust is actively pursuing the development of multiple solar power plants across the southwestern U.S. In addition to the Blythe project, the company currently has 2,000 MW of solar energy power plants in advanced stages of development in California and Nevada.
Here comes the sun:
Solar Trust of America announced on August 18, 2011 that it will convert the first 500 MW phase of the Blythe Solar Power Project from concentrated solar power (CSP) to photovoltaic (PV) technology. When complete, the Blythe Project will have a total nominal capacity of 1,000 MW.
"This move underscores Solar Trust's focus on maximizing the potential of our sites by deploying the right technology at the right time," said Uwe T. Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Solar Trust of America. "We develop solar projects at the size and scope of the largest conventional power plants, and in doing so validate solar as a mainstream energy source. Our expansive solar supply chain leverages economies of scale and improves the competitiveness of our projects and other utility scale projects throughout the Southwest."