Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating system is designed to be a 392 MW solar thermal power facility located on 3,600 acres of the Mojave Desert managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Construction began in October 2010.
Developers: 
BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy, Siemens, Babcock Power Inc., Bechtel, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC), Building & Construction Trades Council of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Investors: 
BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy, Google, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison, U.S. Department of Energy
Financing Mechanisms: 
Government Loans
Private Equity
Purchase Agreements
Environmental Commodities: 
Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)
Commodities Availability: 
Unknown
Project Status: 
Under Construction
Project Mission: 
GHG Avoidance
Renewable Generation
Project Impact: 
The Ivanpah solar project will generate enough electricity to power more than 140,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day. The project will avoid carbon dioxide emissions by more than 400,000 tons per year.