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Ivanpah Solar, CA (0012)

Ivanpah Solar, CA (0012)
Ivanpah Solar facility from the air. On the upper left portion of the picture is the Primm Valley Golf Club, running diagonally above the Golf Club is I-15. Colors are altered to better show the solar fields. Taken on a trip to Denver and the Great Plains.

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Clint
Clint
I flew a similar path from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2009, but I don't recall seeing any of these solar facilities. In this image, it look iridescent, sort of like a giant CD.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
These are relatively recent construction, I took a picture in 2012 while one of the towers was being built: Ivanpah solar (2976)

They do look sort of like a CD from the air.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
An article in the Palm Springs Desert Sun of 10/6/2013 indicated that this facility is in its final testing phase and it not yet operational. It also noted that the facility may have resulted in unexpected death of birds due to the reflection sun from the panels back to the collector.
3 years ago.