Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change. Alphabet’s X research lab is developing a cutting-edge molten [...]
The Google corporation, through its division X, has visited the thermoelectric solar installations of Gemasolar (Seville) and Valle 1 and Valle 2 (Cádiz), for which SENER has granted its own technology and it is owner through the company Torresol Energy, where it participates in 60%. Google X is the division [...]
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 [...]
The world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant is finally producing enough electricity. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Southern California initially failed to meet contractual obligations, and a yearlong forbearance deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expired Wednesday. After fine-tuning the complex facility that uses 170,000 mirrors, output [...]
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 [...]
One of the most ambitious solar energy projects on the planet is in trouble. The $2.2 billion Ivanpah concentrated solar power facility in California has fallen well short of its expected power output and now has a year to get itself back on track, or it risks being forced to [...]
Far from the “28,000 fried birds!!” touted by desert solar opponents, the Ivanpah solar power tower project yielded only 695 actual avian detections in its first year of operations.
Ivanpah, the world's largest power tower Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project, seems to attract a lot of controversy.
Increased Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) output in March appears to be due to higher output from the Ivanpah CSP plant.
That includes BrightSource Energy’s 392-megawatt Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project.
Now that the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant is operational in California’s Mojave Desert, the question is whether it will prove its mettle and whether more of those facilities will crop up.
The system uses 95 percent less water than wet-cooled solar thermal plants by utilizing dry cooling for steam condensing.
The largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, a 392 MW concentrated solar power tower in California’s Mojave Desert, began generating electricity from all three of its power towers.