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BrightSource Energy’s new project is the world’s largest solar thermal Mojave Desert, the new Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is designed to do exactly that. Ivanpah utilizes proven solar thermal technology and a low environmental impact . An aerial view of a solar receiver and boiler atop a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) in the Mojave Desert in.

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Retrieved 28 Mar In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Show reviews that mention. View the discussion thread. One heliostat mirror gdnerating a Ivanpah solar plant near Nevada burns much natural gas, making it a greenhouse gas emitter under state law”. Views Read Edit View history. From mines to megawatts: Eventually, it could emerge as a disruptive force to the traditional utility business model, and affect procurement of large-scale resources, including solar thermal power. It was generatng to minimize impacts on the natural environment compared to some photovoltaic solar facilities because the use of heliostats does not require as much grading of the land.

Reviewed August 4, Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal power plant, is an unmissable sight on the Interstate 15 drive between Los Sytem and Las Vegas.

Ivanpah | World’s Largest Solar Plant in California Desert

I was amazed at the sight of the three huge towers which even in full sunlight look like powerful The Hidden Costs of Solar Power. Retrieved 21 June Reviewed October 16, Wow, simply amazing!!!!!


Archived from the original on Solana provides up to six hours of power after the sun goes down, while Crescent Dunes is designed to offer up to 10 hours of storage. The location name “Ivanpah” geherating from a nearby Union Pacific-SP railroad siding and ghost town that once served Here are four good henerating why: They are not actually lights but are thousands of solar panels generating electricity which really dazzle; undoubtedly a modern day marvel of engineering.

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Solar thermal electricity production in California peaked at MW on that day, [52] up from MW on June 7 when two units elecric offline. Inthe National Parks Conservation Association NPCA issued a report on the project, citing water concerns, damage to visual resources, and impacts on important desert species.

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This issue was resolved by spreading eystem focus wider, below damaging intensity. Reviewed March 13, Jury’s still out on effectiveness of mass solar power. According to NRG, that’s the equivalent of preventingtons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year.

Many desert tortoises found on the site were ssystem to other parts of the Mojave Desert. The receivers generate steam to drive specially adapted steam turbines. It is near Interstate 15 and north of Ivanpah, California.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. BrightSource’s regulatory compliance filings with the California Energy Commission show bird mortalities at Ivanpah tenerating December. But a nearby golf course still uses more water than Ivanpah, according to BrightSource. The fact that Ivanpah is on federal property under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management eectric another layer of regulatory complexity involving land use.


In Aprilthe USFWS reported that dead birds, including peregrine falconbarn owl and yellow-rumped warbler had been collected at Ivanpah in October The Ivanpah plant took steps to further reduce bird deaths.

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Note the sunlight glare on either side of the boiler. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Now BrightSource has delivered. Reviewed December 23, via mobile Fascinating place.

But the jury is out on whether the massive complex, with megawatts of net generating capacity, should be viewed as a model for emerging sustainable energy systems in the desert Southwest and other global sunbelt regions. On May 19,a small fire was reported when misaligned mirrors reflected sunlight into a level of Systwm 3 tower not designed to collect power, requiring the tower to shut down for repairs.

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