by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
An Intellihub photographer managed to grab a few pictures of the world’s largest solar power plant which sits on the border of California and Nevada in the Mojave Desert
NIPTON, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy, and Google have all invested into the $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System located in the Mojave Desert just west of Las Vegas on the California side and Intellihub has obtained some exclusive pictures of the facility from a distance.
The expansive 5-square mile 440-megawatt site have three 40-story towers which are used to harness and intensify energy from the sun, directing it toward solar panels to produce vast amounts of energy.
In the above picture you can see how the light is collected and cast out over the massive solar array and a series of boilers.
According to the facility’s official website: “Ivanpah utilizes proven solar thermal technology and a low environmental impact design to power California’s clean energy economy with cost-competitive and reliable solar power.”