Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Huge solar thermal farm near Vegas delivers first energy to the grid

The massive solar thermal farm Ivanpah in the desert about 45 minutes south of Las Vegas has produced and delivered its first energy to the power grid this week. The milestone is a major one that indicates the farm is almost ready to be fully turned on.Ivanpah is a new kind of next-gen solar farm that uses mirrors to concentrate the sun rays onto large towers that heat liquids and run steam turbines to create electricity. The more traditional so ...

Sea of heliostats at Ivanpah 1



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