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The Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is INSANE

The Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is INSANE

Seven. The number of days in the week? The number of deadly sins? Yes, the correct answer to both of those questions is indeed “seven,” but that’s not what I’m getting at here. Instead, I’m referring to the number of times that NRG President and CEO David Crane has visited the 392-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant,


The Ivanpah Solar Plant Virtual Tour

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the 370-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Ivanpah, California, in the Mojave Desert.  As I noted back in June, Ivanpah will use solar towers to produce enough electricity to power more than 140,000 homes, making it the world’s largest solar thermal power plant. Ivanpah will do this by


6 Key Oil & Gas Discoveries of 2013

The pace of oil and gas exploration is frightening, and discoveries are weekly, if not daily, with volumes investors would only have dreamt of a decade ago. With each new discovery, it becomes difficult to keep track of the playing field, and even more difficult to rank the potential. There are also a lot of


McDonalds Solar Canopies: Is it Enough?

Apparently, McDonald’s is deploying a ton of solar PV in the form of canopies to protect their customers’ cars.  That’s good.  But I’m less sanguine on ridiculous statements like, “We continuously commit to reducing the environmental impact of our restaurants as much as possible….” McDonald’s itself is an unmitigated disaster for the health of the

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UPDATE: Ivanpah Project 75% Complete

The 377 megawatt Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating Station (SEGS) being built by BrightSource for NRG Energy has reached a significant milestone with construction now more than 75 percent complete. Since construction on this (concentrating solar power) CSP—or solar thermal—project got underway earlier this year it’s been going at a breakneck pace. By August, construction reached


Google’s Renewable Energy Investments Top $1B

Google, a company that has been carbon neutral since 2007, is about to top $1 billion in renewable energy investments. The company is a huge energy consumer; its data centers’ operations use as much energy as nearly a quarter of a million households. But Google is using renewable energy not only to fuel its own


New England Patriots Install Solar at Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots will triple the amount of renewable energy produced at the stadium and the adjacent Patriot Place shopping center with a 1-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) array. NRG Energy will install the project under an agreement The Kraft Group, which owns the complex. It’s actually the second solar installation at

NRG Energy Acquires Green Mountain Energy Co.

NRG Energy Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Green Mountain Energy Co., a retail provider of clean energy products and services, for $350million in cash. Aligning Green Mountain’s green retail franchise with NRG’s growing portfolio of renewable power assets and developmentpipeline creates the foundation for a platform of clean energy solutions in Texas,

NRG Energy (NRG) Purchases 450 MW Of Solar Development Projects From ArcLight

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC just announced that it has sold 450 MW worth of solar development projects to NRG Energy via its portfoliocompany , US Solar Ventures Holdings, LLC. ===> Click Here For Your FREE NRG Energy Analysis In a press release, Bob Mooney and Bob Looper, 2 principals at US Solar,commented on the sale: