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Israel is building the world’s tallest concentrated solar power project

Three years after Israel first announced plans for an enormous solar power station, the project is progressing nicely. The 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station is under construction in the sunny Negev desert, and currently ranks as Israel’s largest renewable energy project to date. When it begins operating sometime [...]

Exploring Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power

This month the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station enters its fourth year of producing clean energy for California’s electricity grid. The sprawling site, located in California’s Mojave Desert, spans 3,500 acres and features one of the world’s most innovative and fascinating power production facilities. For Ivanpah’s third anniversary, we [...]

Israel builds the world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a [...]

Instead of using fossil fuels to create the steam, BrightSource uses the sun

Joseph Desmond is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs for BrightSource Energy, a company founded in 2006. BrightSource Energy is a leader in solar thermal technology. By concentrating the sun’s energy, the company produces high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and process markets worldwide. We talked to Joseph [...]

Insect activity revealed by USGS radar monitoring of concentrated solar power tower air space

This summer, the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) announced the results of a peer-reviewed study that examined a variety of remote sensing and sampling techniques. Their objective: To determine which technology might be most effective for monitoring how solar power facilities impact flying animals. Among the study’s findings, detailed in a press [...]

Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Sets Record

Now in its third year of operation, Ivanpah set new production records throughout the summer of 2016. July proved to be the best month yet, with 98,849 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity produced from all three units. Energy delivered in July represented a 60% increase over July 2015 (61,681 MWh) and a 175% [...]

China’s Concentrated Solar Power Pilot Program

After years of hard work and close cooperation between the U.S. and China governments to advance technologies that address global clean energy and climate goals, we’re thrilled to report our technology will be deployed under China’s new 1.35 gigawatt CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power [...]

BrightSource Energy would be deploying its concentrated solar power technology in China

BrightSource Energy, a leading company in the concentrated solar power (CSP) market, announced that it would be deploying its technology in China. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project (Delingha) was one of 20 projects chosen by China’s National Energy Administration from 109 applications. The technology has never [...]

BrightSource Energy technology to be deployed as part of China’s 1.35 Gigawatt Concentrated Solar Power pilot program

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company today announced its technology will be deployed under China’s 1.35 gigawatt (GW) CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project (Delingha) was one of 20 projects chosen by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) from 109 applications. The announcement [...]

SolarReserve & BrightSource to talk about CSP innovation

As known to all CSP industry players SolarReserve and BrightSource Energy are among the leading CSP Tower technology and project development in America. SolarReserve is enjoying the first year successful operation of their 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant. At the same time, Brightsource is busy with their new CSP [...]

Innovations are Key to Record High Concentrated Solar Power Tower in Israel

Construction is set to begin this month on the world’s tallest solar tower—a 787-ft-high structure in Israel’s Negev desert that will supply 1% of the country’s power. Surrounded by 50,600 sun-tracking heliostats over 3.15 square kilometers, the tower will provide 121 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) at the Ashalim [...]

Interview with David Ramm, CEO of BrightSource Energy in Beijing

As a leading enterprise in Concentrated Solar Power industry, a foreign company with its global strategic focus deeply rooted in China CSP market, because of Ivanpah, BrightSource is widely recognized by CSP industry for its innovative application of tower technology at commercial scale; it is also rightly because of Ivanpah, [...]

Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power tower plant now on pace to meet goal

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant, generated 67,300 megawatt-hours electricity in February, up from about 30,300 a year earlier, according to NRG Energy Inc., which operates the faculty and co-owns it with BrightSource Energy Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The operator of a massive [...]