The Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System was dedicated on Thursday, February 13, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Mingasson/Getty Images for Bechtel.
On February 13, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz helped celebrate the official opening of Ivanpah, the world's largest concentrating solar power plant.
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Fri, Feb 14 2014 22:58:02
@ErnestMoniz @WhiteHouse This is fantastic news! I'm hoping this is only the beginning of many to come. This is the type of energy we need.
#Ivanpah produces enough clean energy to power 94K homes using the same amount of water as 2 holes at the nearby golf course. #ActOnClimate
Most of the #Ivanpah supply chain was US-sourced. More than 1,000 American workers helped build the towers & install the mirrors.
#Ivanpah was possible thanks to successful partnerships with @NRGEnergy, @BrightSource, @Google & @Bechtel. Private industry took the lead.
The Energy Dept. has committed more than $24 billion in loan guarantees for clean energy projects across the country, including #Ivanpah.
"We doubled wind & #solar over the past few years - and we are going to do it again." - @ErnestMoniz talking about #Ivanpah
"This is the Hoover Dam of our time. My generation is ready to step into a new era of energy exploration." @isaac_slade from @TheFray
Just completed in California: #Ivanpah—the world's largest concentrated solar power plant: http://t.co/qtXx2wpCCh #ActOnClimate
Ivanpah helps cut carbon pollution, meet @WhiteHouse goal: 20K MW of #renewable power permitted by 2020. SJ #solar #climate