Friday, August 23, 2013

SolarReviews: Ivanpah Steams Ahead

Ivanpah, solar power, energy, green energy, renewable energy

The giant Ivanpah solar electric generating system (SEGS) in the California desert is more than 92 percent complete as BrightSource continues construction on the behemoth concentrating solar power (CSP) system, which generates electricity via a steam turbine. Once complete, its three towers will provide a combined 377 megawatts of solar generation for Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric under long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

Construction of Ivanpah's first tower is 96 percent complete, with all the heliostats in place. At the second Ivanpah tower, 92 percent of construction is finished, with more than 56,000 of the 60,000 heliostats installed. The third unit at Ivanpah is a little further behind, with about 47,700 of the 60,000 solar heliostats installed. Between this and construction of the third tower, the final unit is about 89 percent complete. 

Read more about Ivanpah on SolarReviews.

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