BrightSourceâ€™s LPT solar thermal system is currently being deployed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in Californiaâ€™s Mojave Desert. Ivanpah, which started construction in October 2010, is the first project that will deliver power to serve the companyâ€™s signed contracts with PG&E and Southern California Edison. The project – which counts NRG Solar, Google and BrightSource as equity investors – is currently the largest solar plant under construction in the world.
The project is being constructed by Bechtel.
- A 392 megawatt gross solar complex using mirrors to focus the power of the sun on solar receivers atop power towers.
- The electricity generated by all three plants is enough to serve more than 140,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day.
- The complex will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 400,000 tons per year.
- Located in Ivanpah, approximately 50 miles northwest of Needles, California (about five miles from the California-Nevada border) on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
- The complex is comprised of three separate plants to be built in phases between 2010 and 2013, and will use BrightSource Energyâ€™s LPT solar thermal technology.
For more detailed information, visit www.IvanpahSolar.com.