The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant – Ivanpah Solar Plant
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, Mojave Desert, California. Finished in 2014, the plant has an output of 392MW, making it the largest solar thermal station in the world. With a price tag of $2.2 billion, the project was developed by BrightSource Energy and Bechtel, and had a $300 million contribution from NRG Energy and a $168 million contribution from Google. Initially planned to be 440MW, the designs were scaled back to “avoid disturbing the desert tortoise”.
Article originally published by Electrek
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