Ivanpah solar power tower now producing energy in California


The first of three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Power facility is online and producing electricity. The heat of the sun is reflected by heliostats to a central tower to power steam turbines. The steam is air-cooled back into water, resulting in a 90% water savings over traditional solar power systems.

NRG Energy, Inc. announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System produced its first output of energy when the Unit 1 station was synced to the power grid for the first time. Achieving this critical “first sync” is a major milestone for the project.


    Wonderful, amazing news! Hopefully this will catch on in a huge way very quickly.