ivanpah solar project

This Map Explains Why the Ivanpah Solar Plant Is Performing Worse Than Expected

December 10, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Project Performance Difficulties

As if burned birds and political theater around the loan guarantee program weren't enough problems for the Ivanpah concentrating solar project, the owners are now dealing with lower-than-expected electricity production. From January to August, the 392-megawatt plant generated one-quarter the electricity expected.[read more]

Is the Solar Energy Industry Shifting from Big Solar to Rooftops?

February 18, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Solar Project Size

There has been quite a lot of talk this week about the recently opened Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station, which has officially begun generating electricity. The plant’s primary owners include BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy, and Google.[read more]

Ivanpah Solar Thermal Officially Opens

February 16, 2014 by Rod Adams

BrightSource Energy’s 377 MWe (net at peak) Ivanpah solar thermal power station officially opened on February 13, 2014. Secretary Earnest Moniz, in a rather amusing turn of phrase, called the plant a “shining example of how the United States is becoming a world leader in solar energy.”[read more]