World Architecture Day 2014

WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
World Architecture Day 2014
 
World Architecture Day 2014
Previous Next
 
Solar Plant Towers, Ivanpah, Mojave Desert, California, United States 
Thursday 25 Aug 2011
 
Shining a light on green energy 
 
Option A 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

RAFAA shares designs for power towers at BrightSource Energy Inc.'s solar plant 


The Company BrightSource Energy Inc. is building a 392-megawatt solar thermal power facility located in the Mojave Desert, California. Ivanpah , which started construction in October 2010, is using mirrors to focus the power of the sun on solar receivers at the top of three 225m power towers. The complex is comprised of three separate plants to be built in phases between 2010 and 2013.

The electricity generated by all three plants is enough to serve more than 140,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day. The proposal for the design of the towers does not only show solutions for the functional assignment, but also wants to give BrightSource Energy a strong image as a reliable leader in the field of sustainable technologies and tries to make a contribution to its corporate design.

The design of the world’s largest Solar Plant shall serve as a powerful statement to ensure the company’s share in the fast growing solar technology market. For that purpose RAFFA has developed two different proposals.

Key Facts

Status Competition entry
Value 0(m€)
RAFAA
www.rafaa.ch

More projects by this architect

Solar City Tower

 
ECOWAN