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Ivanpah plant begins “steam blows” (April 2013)
Bechtel Construction Workers Give Back
First Flux (February 2013)
Unit 3 (February 2013)
Unit 2 (February 2013)
Unit 1 (February 2013)
Winter view (February 2013)
A stunning photo of Ivanpah at sunrise captured by Ivanpah construction worker and photographer Chad Ward.
Unit 1 (December 2012)
Unit 2 and Unit 3 in the distance (December 2012)
75% complete (December 2012)
Ivanpah Family Day Video
From Unit 2 Tower Looking at Unit 1 (October 2012)
President Clinton: Highlights BrightSource solar project
National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 (Full Version – Skip to 8:30 to start)
President Clinton makes a special visit (August 2012)
The steam drum being lifted into place on the Unit 3 tower (August 2012)
A view of the Ivanpah project from the top of the Unit 1 tower (August 2012)
Satellite image of Unit 2 (August 2012)
Satellite image of Unit 1 (August 2012)
Satellite image of entire Ivanpah site (August 2012)
Video of Ivanpah SEGS Construction (July 2012)
A view of the heliostat assembly building at the Ivanpah SEGS project. (May 2012)
An aerial view of the Ivanpah Unit 1 tower and air cooled condenser. (May 2012)
An aerial view of all three units of the Ivanpah SEGS project. (May 2012)
Construction workers installing heliostats in the Ivanpah Unit 1 solar field. (May 2012)
Satellite View of Ivanpah Unit 1
Satellite View of Ivanpah SEGS
The view of the entire project as seen from the top of the Unit #1 power tower, with Unit #2 (left) and Unit #3 (center) in the distance.
The Unit #2 power tower under construction.
The air-cooled condenser under construction at the Unit #1 power block.
A view of the Unit #1 power tower from the solar field. The heliostats in the foreground are in their “safe” position.
Time-Lapse Video of Ivanpah SEGS Unit #1 Construction (January 2012)
BrightSource’s Mike Bobinecz (left) accepts the “CSP Project of the Year” award from Solar Power Generation USA.
Unit #3 tower and power block (January 2012)
Unit #2 tower and power block (January 2012)
Heliostats are transported to the Unit #1 solar field (January 2012)
Unit #1 tower and power block (January 2012)
The heliostat assembly building with mirrors ready for transport to the solar field (January 2012)
View from the top of the Unit #1 tower looking over the Ivanpah SEGS (January 2012)
A view of the Unit 1 power tower and cranes with the steel framing of the air-cooled condenser. (November 2011)
A custom-built pylon driving machine inserting pylons in the Unit 1 solar field. (November 2011)
Construction workers use a crane to place the heliostat onto the pylon. (November 2011)
Construction worker holding a connecting bolt at the Unit 1 power tower. (November 2011)
Civil engineers inspect steel prior to concrete pour at Unit 2 power block. (November 2011)
Ivanpah Unit 3 power block. (November 2011)
Ivanpah Unit 2 power block. (November 2011)
Ivanpah Unit 1 power block and framing for the air-cooled condenser. (November 2011)
The ISEGS Common Area, includes heliostat assembly buildings, construction laydown area, administrative areas, etc. (November 2011)
The first heliostats installed at the ISEGS Unit 1 solar field
Workers position a heliostat into horizontal ‘safe mode’ position
Workers at the ISEGS secure a heliostat onto a pylon
Heliostats transported from the Heliostat Assembly Building to the Unit 1 solar field
Secretary Salazar visited Ivanpah to take a quick tour and receive a construction update
Foundation work begins for the Unit 3 Power Block
The first steel is placed for the Unit 2 Power Tower
Tiers 1-4 in position at the Unit 1 Power Tower
Milestone: workers at the ISEGS construction site with the project’s very first heliostat
Desert tortoise leaves her new burrow to eat the nearby grasses
Desert tortoise emerges from her new burrow
Biologists carefully place the desert tortoise at the mouth of her new off-site burrow
Biologists gently lift the desert tortoise out of the nursery pen and into a plastic tub for relocation
The desert tortoise peeks out from within the manmade burrow built for her by the biologists in the nursery pen
Biologists wait for the temperatures to rise above 65 degrees Fahrenheit before relocating the desert tortoise
Biologists regularly track the habits and medical history of each tortoise in the nursery pens
Pylon installation at the Unit 1 solar field continues, August 2011
A tower crane lifts a section of structural steel into place for the Unit 1 power tower
An aerial view of the ISEGS construction site, August 2011
The Unit 1 tower is under construction and will be 459 feet at completion
Sections of steel for the Unit 1 tower are lifted into place by a crane
Over 500 cement truckloads were required to pour the concrete foundation for the Unit 2 tower
Hundreds of construction workers participate in the overnight concrete placement for the Unit 2 tower foundation
An aerial view of the completed external of the heliostat manufacturing facilities building, which will assemble over 170,000 heliostats
The overnight cement placement of the Unit 2 tower foundation lasted from late afternoon until mid-morning
Ivanpah Portraits #2: Meet Ross & Kenneth, Helmets to Hardhats Apprentices
High voltage transmission lines cross the ISEGS site
Pylons at the ISEGS unit 1 solar field, inserted directly into the ground to preserve natural vegetation
Construction workers prepare the foundation for the Ivanpah Unit 1 power block
Under construction: the Heliostat Assembly Building (HAB) where 173,500 heliostats will be assembled
Aerial Overview of the ISEGS Unit 1 Solar Field
Ivanpah Portraits #1: Max Havelka, Desert Tortoise Biologist
Pylons at Ivanpah’s Unit 1 solar field
Ivanpah’s Unit 1 solar field
Ivanpah Heliostat Assembly Building
Ivanpah Heliostat Assembly Building
Radial access roads at Ivanpah’s Unit 1 solar field
BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Project on CNN International’s “Earth Frontiers”
Ivanpah Groundbreaking Video
BrightSource executives and special guest speakers present a commemorative Ivanpah groundbreaking plaque
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks at the Ivanpah groundbreaking ceremony
BrightSource Energy CEO John Woolard speaks at the Ivanpah groundbreaking
Secretary Salazar, Governor Schwarzenegger and NRG CEO David Crane at the Ivanpah groundbreaking
BrightSource Energy CEO John Woolard commends California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his leadership
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Ivanpah groundbreaking ceremony
450 guests attended the Ivanpah groundbreaking ceremony
NRG CEO David Crane at Ivanpah Groundbreaking
Ivanpah Groundbreaking B-Roll Package
President Obama Highlights BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Project
Ariel shot of the Ivanpah site
High voltage transmission lines
Renderings of heliostats on site
A model rendering of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Power Complex.
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