170 MW of instruments provided by Bentek California solar power project

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Bentek reported that it will provide a large number of controllers of chain and wire harnesses for the Centinela solar energy installation in Calexico. This is a 200 MW project, which broke ground in December. $ 700 million is the cost and it should employ large numbers of workers - at least for the construction phase. The Imperial Valley has a very high unemployment, so infrastructure projects employing workers is very welcome.

When local workers are used on this type of project, they not only earn money for themselves and their families, they also learn skills that they can transfer to the future solar installations, so that they are better able to work. Overall, these projects have a big advantage on their local economies.

The new solar plant expected to be operational early 2014. Power generated will be sold to it to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG & E).