Thursday marked the celebration of full operation at the 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s biggest concentrating solar power tower (CSP) project.
World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Uses As Much Water As Two Holes On Nearby Golf Course
“Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is utilizing dry-cooling technology that dramatically reduces water usage,” Moniz said.
As the largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the world, Ivanpah harnesses the abundant sunlight of the Southwest United States to provide power on a massive scale.
Testing confirms operational readiness of world’s largest concentrated solar thermal power project.
World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Tower System Takes Unique Approach to Predictive Maintenance Implementation in an Effort to Protect Against Unplanned Downtime.
The 377-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant achieved a milestone in its development recently, something called the “first flux.”
Planning for the project dates back to at least 2007, when BrightSource Energy applied for state permits for the plant, which was originally slated to comprise four power towers.
Over 2,100 workers and staff mobilized on site at world’s largest solar thermal project.
The Concentrating Solar Power project, a partnership between NRG Solar (a subsidiary of NRG Energy), Google and BrightSource Energy, will nearly double the amount of solar thermal energy produced in the U.S. today.
Concentrated Solar Power Project recognized for advancing solar thermal technology, securing project financing.
The DOE‘s decision to support Ivanpah with a loan guarantee is proof that large scale solar projects are moving to the forefront of our nation‘s clean energy alternatives.