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Latest Solar power plants in the Mojave Desert Stories

2014-03-01 23:01:05

With the influx of large solar farms being developed in the Ivanpah Valley, developers will need to look at security measures to protect their assets. A wide area thermal surveillance system like HGH Infrared System's Spynel could help in monitoring these vast and remote desert areas. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Last week, the United States Department of the Interior approved two additional solar projects in the Ivanpah Valley area of the Mojave Desert. These two projects...

2014-02-26 23:22:55

It may only have had a capacity of 14MW but the iconic Solar Energy Generating Systems I (SEGS I) project in California commissioned in 1984 lay the foundations for a rich tradition of CSP to follow. London - UK (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Daggett based project is a far cry from the 459ft landscape-dominating Ivanpah towers which now mark the Mojave Desert. However the project bought by Cogentrix Energy in 2009 was the first step in a defining line of CSP projects. In an interview with...

2013-10-18 08:21:34

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest tracking solar plant acquired by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy, the Spectrum Solar Facility, has begun commercial operation. The 30-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) installation utilizes tracking technology that enables greater operating efficiency by optimally directing solar panels to track the sun as it moves across the sky. Both the Spectrum Solar Facility and the...

2012-09-18 10:21:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LS Power announced today that it had completed financing and authorized construction of the Centinela Solar Energy Project, a 170 megawatt (AC) photovoltaic solar farm, near El Centro, California. The Centinela Solar Energy Project, to be constructed on more than 1,600 acres of land, will utilize solar photovoltaic technology to directly convert sunlight to electricity. The Project, to be operational in 2014, will sell its entire output to San Diego...

2012-09-10 14:22:39

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hittite Solar Energy Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Oguz Capan will be speaking about his new super heated, Direct Steam Generation parabolic trough technology breakthrough during a session titled "Breakthroughs in Utility Scale CSP" at 2:30pm at Solar Power International, Tuesday September 11th. WHERE: Solar Power International 2012, September 11th at 2:30pm Orange County Convention Center...

2012-04-04 06:21:59

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Industries today announced that the company's EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California's Mojave Desert. The 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DE70123LOGO )...

2012-02-28 10:54:00

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Output, in a joint venture with its parent company DST Systems and affiliate DST Realty, recently installed one of the Sacramento region's newest solar arrays on the rooftop of its 588,000-square-foot production facility in El Dorado Hills. The massive 3.15-acre solar project is expected to produce 1.4 million kilowatt-hours annually, about the amount of energy used for burning 1,500 100-watt light bulbs round-the-clock for a year....

2011-12-21 09:29:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) today celebrates completion of its second large-scale solar energy facility in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. The facility features 8,200 solar panels and produces 2.3 megawatts (MW) of electricity. WMECo officials joined local and state officials in celebrating the transformation of the former foundry site into a clean, renewable energy facility. The Indian Orchard facility joins...

Hybrid Power Plants Can Help Industry Go Green
2011-11-03 13:39:14

TAU researchers develop affordable solar option for power plants Hybrid cars, powered by a mixture of gas and electricity, have become a practical way to "go green" on the roads. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are applying the term "hybrid" to power plants as well. Most power plants, explains Prof. Avi Kribus of TAU's School of Mechanical Engineering and its innovative new Renewable Energy Center, create power using fuel. And solar thermal power plants – which use high...

2011-01-11 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & controls (I&C) system and two steam turbine-generators for the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant located in the Mojave desert in California. The purchaser is BrightSource Energy Inc., a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power plants headquartered in Oakland, California. Siemens will supply the SPPA-T3000 for all three units of the Ivanpah...