"[Meeting] all of the world's energy needs through solar, [will require only] using 1 part in 10,000 of the sunlight that falls on the earth¹."
- Ray Kurzweil, Inventor and Futurist.
¹Ray Kurzweil is in no way endorsing or related to NRG or it's projects
Leading the way
Solar energy usage is doubling every two years, and has been for two decades. That means, 13 years from now, solar power has the potential to meet 100% of the world's energy needs².
With that clean energy future in mind, NRG, Google, Bechtel and BrightSource worked together to build a large-scale solar installation that combined the latest technology with the best people in the energy business.
Inside the innovation
Ivanpah is three separate plants on 3,500 acres in the Mojave Desert, California. But, size alone didn't make this project a big step toward our clean energy future; it required a smarter approach. We created a state-of-the-art solar power system that generates 392 MW from 347,000 garage door-sized mirrors.
100% of the steam turbine's water is recycled
The power of people
The Ivanpah Solar Project opened in early 2014. It was a larger than life task that required help from the community and, in turn, boosted the local economy by creating:
"With projects like this one [Ivanpah]… we're putting Americans to work producing clean, home-grown American energy that will help lower our reliance on foreign oil and protect our planet for future generations."
- President Barack Obama, Weekly address, October 2, 2010