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PG&E contracts solar thermal-biomass hybrid power

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California utility PG&E Corp said on Wednesday it has contracted with a renewable energy unit of Portuguese conglomerate Martifer for 106.8 megawatts (MW) of solar thermal-biofuel hybrid power.

Two projects, which will provide enough power for nearly 75,000 homes in northern and central California, combine solar thermal technology with steam turbines powered by gas produced by local agricultural waste and livestock manure.

"This hybrid technology combines two renewable resources abundant in California -- solar energy and biofuel,"