World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant 84% Complete

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant 84% Complete

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is more than 84 percent complete and has reached a milestone with more than 1,000 heliostats focused onto the Ivanpah Unit 1 solar receiver, creating the “first flux,” according BrightSource Energy, the technology provider for the project.

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More than 6.4 GW Solar Electric Capacity Installed in US

More than 6.4 GW Solar Electric Capacity Installed in US

The US solar photovoltaics market installed 684 MW in the third quarter of 2012, representing 44 percent growth over the same period last year, according to a report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

US Solar Market Insight: Third Quarter 2012 says this quarter marked the third largest on record for the US PV industry and raised the total installed capacity through the first three quarters of the year to 1,992 MW — already surpassing 2011’s annual total of 1,885 MW.

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