The New York Times points out the importance of storage capacity during non-sunlight hours. Examining two major long-term solar projects now in the works in California– SolarReserve and Brightsource, of which Israeli BrightSource Industries is responsible for solar technology development, plant design and engineering. BrightSource plans three plants in California that would begin operating in 2016 and 2017. These plants will use solar thermal power to store energy (by boiling water) for later use in the evening hours. The New York Times article examines this development in the solar industry and its future promise, nothing that Southern California Edison was willing to pay extra for a Brightsource plant that could deliver when the sun was not shining.