Ivanpah major milestone in US solar energy generation
The $2.2 billion, 400 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Nevada, jointly owned by Google, NRG Energy and BrightSource Energy, has formally commenced operations. The project had to face considerable opposition from environmental activists before it could see the light of day. This plant does not use rooftop solar or photovoltaic panels. Nearly 3,50,000 technology-controlled mirrors directly reflect the sun´s rays.