Posts tagged: BrightSource Energy

Largest solar power-plant opens in California

CARSON CITY: The dusty Mojave Desert, once roamed by reptiles has now been transformed by thousands of solar panel power-mirrors. It is considered to be the largest solar power-plant in the world, an innovative milestone for a growing industry that pursuits for energy conservation concerns. The newly innovated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which sprawling […]

A Solution to Solar Power Intermittency

Converting methane to an alternative fuel using energy from the sun could reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. Burning natural gas emits about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but it still produces large amounts of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. A novel device being developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) could reduce […]

Solar-Powered Oil Recovery

Solar Meets Big Oil Increasingly—and perhaps in an attempt to gain favor with vociferously critical environmental groups—Big Oil is seeking out ways to incorporate green technology into their unending quest for black gold. Last week was no exception. reports that Royal Dutch Shell Co. (LON: RDSA) and Rockport Capital, along with some other companies, […]

Mirrors, Not Panels Hold Key to Solar Energy Future, Group Says

For a long time, one of the leading complaints about wind and solar power was that they were too expensive compared to good ol’ coal, gas and oil. Those objections have begun falling by the wayside as technologies have improved, oil prices have shot up and the cost of photovoltaics in particular has dropped, pushing […]

Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

By the spring, this 540-foot tower will have a 100-foot receiver on top of it and there will be a field of 10,000 billboard size mirrors around the tower to produce electricity from the sun 10 to 15 hours a day. (Credit: SolarReserve) SolarReserve has completed the central point of a solar project that uses […]