“A 370 megawatt nominal (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 Energy’s LPT 550 technology.” Source: Read More>>>> BrightSource Energy
“California energy company, BrightSource Energy and its Israeli subsidary LUZ II, unveiled a solar field in Israel in 2008 and is installing several massive solar power plants in California.
The new solar field, with its 60 metre-high tower and some 1,641 mirrors, sits on about 12,000 square metres of Israel’s southern Negev Desert.
While it is capable of generating 1.5 megawatts, it does not produce electricity for public use, but rather test the technologies that will power future plants, which will be about 50 times larger than the one in Israel.
BrightSource Energy and its Israel subsidary LUZ II are currently at the forefront.”