Through these facilities, NRG helps power nearly one million homes at full output with clean, renewable solar energy, which is helping reinvent the US energy ecosystem.
“The completion of our most ambitious projects yet, and the commercial availability of the clean power they produce, clearly positions NRG as one of the largest and most progressive companies in the energy space today,” said
NRG Solar’s portfolio of thermal and photovoltaic (PV) projects has more than doubled since the end of 2012. These projects use innovative technology and construction processes to achieve world-class results. NRG Solar’s four largest projects have all achieved full completion in the past 10 months:
- Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System: The world’s largest concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant with an output of 392 MW, Ivanpah provides energy for more than 310,000 homes at peak capacity.
- Agua Caliente: One of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with an output of 290 MW provides energy for more than 230,000 homes at peak capacity
California Valley Solar Ranch: Producing energy up to 250 MW to power 200,000 homes at peak capacity
- Alpine: The first large-scale solar plant built in Los Angeles County, with an output of 66 MW providing energy for nearly 53,000 homes at peak capacity
In 2014, NRG has completed solar installations at four
In an effort that began with NRG’s philanthropic efforts in
As a whole, the solar electric market continued its upward trajectory in 2013. In the US 4,751 MW of solar PV was installed in 2013, up 41% over 2012 and nearly 15 times the amount installed in 2008. Twenty-nine percent of all new electricity generation capacity added this year in the US came from solar – with seven states getting 100% of their new generation from solar.
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NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers – Reliant,