09 Aug '11, 12am

BrightSource Planning 2nd Huge Solar Power Plant in California, Bigger One

BrightSource Planning 2nd Huge Solar Power Plant in California, Bigger One

The plant design for this new project has been altered to address environmental concerns and to make the plant more land-efficient than Ivanpah, 33% more, and cost-efficient. It is also 750-feet tall, a bit taller than Ivanpah, which is 459-feet tall, but the company is not yet reaching for Enviromission’s target of a 2,600-foot solar power tower (of, notably, a different technological design). Each tower will be surrounded by a hard-to-comprehend 85,000 heliostats. The plant is expected to be able to power 178,000 homes (preventing carbon dioxide emissions of 500,000 tons a year).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/08/brightsource-planning...

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