Nevada desert land turned into solar power plant

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, formally opened Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating protected tortoises to assessing the impact on Mojave milkweed and other plants. "The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America is becoming a world leader in solar energy," U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in a statement after attending a dedication ceremony at the site. "This project shows that building a clean-energy economy creates jobs, curbs greenhouse gas emissions and fosters American innovation." The $2.2 billion complex of three generating units, owned by NRG Energy Inc., Google Inc. and BrightSource Energy, can produce nearly 400 megawatts — enough power for 140,000 homes. It began making electricity last year.  

New Generation Power Texas Breaks Ground on 400 Megawatt Wind Farm

Huge wind project in Texas to be completed in two phases by the end of 2015 moves forward.

Juhl Energy, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Leading Solar Power Systems Distributor PV Power, Inc.

Leading Supplier of Solar Systems via the Internet Expands Company's Ability to Deliver Renewable Energy Systems to Consumers and Small Business

SunEdison Teams With United Renewable Energy To Help Businesses In Georgia Earn Revenue From Solar Installations

SunEdison and URE Driving Growth of Small to Mid-Sized Solar Market in Georgia

JinkoSolar Supplies Modules to CSEM-uae for Solar Outdoor Laboratory

The modules will be used for CSEM's Solar Outdoor Laboratory, an R&D and innovation center for renewable energy in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.

China Sunergy Awarded MCS Certification for Modules Produced in Turkey

The MCS tested and certified that solar photovoltaic modules manufactured at China Sunergy's Turkey plant comply with the MCS' technical standards.

First Wind Secures $206 Million Financing for Route 66 Wind Project and Continues Construction of First Project in Texas

Wind project in Armstrong and Carson Counties will create construction jobs, boost local tax revenues and provide 150 MW of clean energy

IXYS Introduces High Megawatt 3-Level Press-Pack IGBT Inverter Stacks

The new stack designs are available for applications at three voltage levels 3.3kV, 6.6kV and 10kV and incorporate IXYS UK's market leading press-pack IGBT technology.

Cogenra Wins ARPA-E Funding for High Efficiency Solar With Storage

Next Generation Hybrid Solar System with Cost Structure of PV and Storage Capabilities of CSP

Oorja Closes Series E Funding for Global Expansion in Multi-Billion Fuel Cell Market

Fuel cells powered by abundant methanol represent shining example of commercial success in the energy technology sector

World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

- All Three Units of 392 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Now Delivering Solar Power to California's Electric Grid -

Innotech Solar delivers low carbon footprint PV modules to UK schools

In the past nine months 19 schools across England have been fitted with PV installations by Engynious, with several more scheduled for grid connection in the coming months.

SUSI PARTNERS, ALTUS ENERGY AND SOLAIS PARTNER TO ARRANGE 39 MWp FRENCH PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PORTFOLIO

The projects are divided into 8 utility-scale photovoltaic installations across seven departments.

Mersen acquires a majority stake in Cirprotec and expands its portfolio in the power quality segment

Cirprotec is a pioneering company involved in the design and manufacture of lightning and surge protection devices, and is a leading player in this sector.

KYOCERA Solar Modules Independently Tested Show Excellent Performance After 10 Years of Operation at Europe's Largest Solar Research Institute

Installation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany is still highly efficient with output degradation of just 5 percent

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