Commercial-scale artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled solar technology is coming to Mojave, CA, following an agreement between Heliogen Inc., a renewable energy and AI solutions company, and Woodside Energy Inc.

The project’s announcement follows Woodside’s limited notice to proceed granted to Heliogen for its 5 MW manufacturing facility in Long Beach, CA. The facility is expected to have running production lines in the third quarter, pending permit approval. 

Pasadena, CA-based Heliogen would procure materials for the Mojave concentrated solar project from its Long Beach facility. Additionally, a $39 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy would be used to develop the Mojave solar project. 

“The proposed Mojave facility will further advance our discussions...