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Solar Plant Towers, Ivanpah

Selected Competition




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 worlds 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 we have developed two different proposals.



Collaboration with Engineer Consultant

Schlaich, Bergermann und Partner

Stuttgart


3D Animation

DUNEDIN ARTS, Zurich