September Satellite Images Show Continued Solar Field Progress
Below are the latest satellite images of the Ivanpah project, showing the steady progress of the solar fields. The Bechtel construction team continues to install over 500 heliostats each day. The first image below shows the Ivanpah site in its entirety.
The second image shows the Unit 1 Solar Field, shining at more than 90% complete. More than 49,000 pylons and 49,000 heliostats have been installed. The remaining pylons and heliostats will be installed upon the completion of construction in the adjacent to the power block area.
The third image shows the Unit 2 Solar Field, with more than 56,000 pylons and 26,000 heliostats installed.
The fourth image shows the Unit 3 Solar Field, with more than 7,000 pylons and just a few heliostats installed. The aerial view of Unit 3 shows how the solar field design is flexible and able to accommodate the natural features of the Ivanpah Valley.
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