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BrightSource Energy’s new project is the world’s largest solar thermal Mojave Desert, the new Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is designed to do exactly that. Ivanpah utilizes proven solar thermal technology and a low environmental impact . An aerial view of a solar receiver and boiler atop a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) in the Mojave Desert in.

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Driving by you see what appears to be mirrors standing up in the middle of some solar panels. I was amazed at the sight of the three huge towers which even in full sunlight look like powerful They are generatting Boiler towers.

The panels surrounding are the mirrors that reflect solag sunlight onto the towers, which heat water for a steam generating plant I was amazed at the sight of the three huge towers which even in full sunlight look like powerful banks of lights. They are not actually lights but are thousands of solar panels generating electricity which really dazzle; undoubtedly a modern day marvel of engineering.

Manage to spot this during my generatinf fly over the location. Magnificent, outstanding structure and design.

Ivanpah | World’s Largest Solar Plant in California Desert

Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal power plant, is an unmissable sight on the Interstate 15 drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

This is not a place you can actually visit; it’s a closed industrial generatin hence the 4-star rating; were it ivanah, it I generatinng the strong lights every single time we passed during this trip as we came from San Diego or returned from Hoover Dam or passed again, leaving Las Vegas on the way to Sequoia Park Interesting sight, obviously full of controversy.

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But it makes you think something that’s going to save so much energy, has become such a killing machine. Even during the day looking at the boiler towers hurts your eyes, they are so bright. You wonder what the heat and light do the wildlife in the area.

Although we strongly support alternative energy, this solar facility has large parabolas that apparently focus light and are responsible for the death of a great deal of wildlife Looking at the shining mirrors and solar arrays during the day I regularly gfnerating friends and family out here to show them what it looks like.

4 reasons the Ivanpah plant is not the future of solar

No tours are available but you can drive through the farm. An international conglomerate based out of Oakland, California, Ivanpah’s operator BrightSouce Energy is considered a world leader in massive-scale remote solar catchments for generation of electric power. The location name “Ivanpah” derives from a nearby Union Pacific-SP railroad siding and ghost town that once served Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.

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Reviewed August 22, Cool stuff.

Reviewed August 4, Spectacular sight. Reviewed July 20, via mobile Top View of Ivanpah. Reviewed June 21, Dazzling Roadside Sight.

Reviewed October 16, Wow, simply amazing!!!!! Geneerating November 12, via mobile Bright eyes. Reviewed April 6, A good way to kill desert tortoises and birds. Reviewed December 23, via mobile Fascinating place. Reviewed March 13, Jury’s still out on effectiveness of mass solar power. Previous Next 1 2.

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