BrightSource Energy’s new project is the world’s largest solar thermal Mojave Desert, the new Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is designed to do exactly that. Ivanpah utilizes proven solar thermal technology and a low environmental impact . An aerial view of a solar receiver and boiler atop a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) in the Mojave Desert in.

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Eventually, it could emerge as a disruptive force to the traditional utility business model, and affect procurement of large-scale resources, including solar thermal power.

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Occupying about generatjng square miles of sun-drenched land in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, the new Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a major accomplishment. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.

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Taxes, fees not included for deals content. To avert dangerous climate disruption, climate experts recommend reducing carbon dioxide concentrations to below ppm. But California energy regulators are not taking the issue so lightly.

The location name “Ivanpah” derives from a nearby Union Pacific-SP railroad siding and ghost town that once served A significant volume of groundwater, however, is drawn from a well and used to wash the project’smirrors regularly. This number,also represents current atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in parts per million ppm.


The amount of land required for very large-scale solar projects such as Ivanpah presents a daunting array of environmental concerns, ranging from wildlife to water to Native American artifacts. To date, no BrightSource follow-up project has been licensed, financed or started construction in California or anywhere in the Desert Southwest. Solar power Energy in the United States. Retrieved 3 December Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do.

Retrieved 22 March That’s even before the project started full commercial operation.

Ivanpah | World’s Largest Solar Plant in California Desert

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The plant burns natural gas each morning to commence the operation. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external eleectric sites. Retrieved 23 May The electricity generated by all three plants at the Ivanpah solar complex is enough to serve more thanhomes in California. Views Read Edit View history.

Although we strongly support alternative energy, this solar facility has large parabolas that apparently focus light and are responsible for the death of a great deal of wildlife Here’s ivampah that won’t change any time soonLA Times. Many desert tortoises found on systej site were relocated to other parts of the Mojave Desert. Retrieved 2 May Retrieved October 22, Retrieved 18 July electtic Response from Ferdinand H.

All reviews electricity engineering sunlight policy tower heated boiler drive. Is there a suggested donation to enter this place? Retrieved 9 September The Ivanpah plant took steps to further reduce bird deaths. California Energy Commission – Ivanpah Solar compliance. Inland plants boost state to No. But it makes you think something that’s going to save so much energy, has become such a killing machine.


The project is also thoughtfully sited near existing roads and transmission lines and in an area where human activity has already left its geneating. Department of Energy Loans Program Office. The fact that Ivanpah is on federal property under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management added another layer of regulatory complexity involving land use.

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You wonder what the heat and light do the wildlife in the area. They are really Boiler towers.


The Ivanpah project will employlow-impact heliostats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 17 June The company reported that during a year of study supervised by the California Division of Wildlife, the number of observed bird deaths, adjusted upward to account for inefficiencies of the carcass-counting, were around 3, bird deaths per year caused by the Ivanpah solar plant.

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