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regulatory law | climate change | Solar Thermal
Solar Thermal technology uses the sun’s energy to heat a fluid used to generate electricity, usually through the use of a heat exchanger and a steam turbine. Such solar thermal generation projects can use water, liquid sodium or other fluids to accumulate the heat and transfer it to the heat exchanger. There it can turn water into steam, which drives the turbine and generates electricity.
Solar thermal plants require significant acreage to locate their solar collectors. These facilities are often located in remote areas of California, and face significant regulatory issues associated with access to transmission. As renewable generators, they can benefit from our attorney's experience in negotiating interconnection and access agreements with the utilities, and assisting renewable generators who participate in utility procurement solicitations.