Posts tagged: Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

Japan is planning to Build Huge Floating Solar Power Plants

Japan may be short on free land space, but that’s not stopping them from investing in renewable energy. Solar panel company Kyocera Corp, Century Tokyo Leasing Corp and Ciel Terre have announced (release in Japanese) that they’re teaming up to create two huge floating solar power plants which will be up and running by April […]

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 […]

World’s biggest solar plant may pave way for smaller-scale renewable future

Vast desert solar farms helping to meet energy targets but environment and wildlife campaigners raise concerns Tower One glows so bright against the blue sky that even at mid-afternoon in the Mojave Desert it would be easy to conclude it is designed to illuminate the valley floor below. In fact, hundreds of thousands of glittering […]

The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Is Now Online

After three years and $2.2 billion of construction, California has just flipped the switch for the planet’s largest solar thermal plant—the 392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Ivanpah’s 300,000 heliostatic mirrors—they reflect and concentrate light around a central molten salt-filled tower, rather than convert light to electricity like photovoltaics—sit on 3,500 acres of federal […]

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 […]