BrightSource has long said it needs to get a couple of its power tower solar energy projects under its belt before it can implement thermal storage capacity at later projects. But a recent profile of the Ivanpah plant says just the opposite.
The tumbleweed. Even the name is round and rolling off the tongue. We are not meant to think they are beautiful. But right now, they are unique explosions of hidden beauty, growing lush and abundant in the vacant lots and roadside acreage and not-yet developed land all over California.
The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday that it's extending the public comment period on a proposed desert solar project in Riverside County until November 14 to make up for October's shutdown of the federal government.
Artist Amy Myers creates abstract forms that reference simultaneously the movements of subatomic particles, trajectories of cosmic events, mandalas for mediation, and female sexual physiognomy in her new exhibition.
More than 60 dead birds were found in August at the Genesis Solar Project west of Blythe in Riverside County. The bird species found range from an American kestrel to sparrows and doves, with a surprising number of brown-headed cowbirds among the casualties.
The company building a 377-megawatt solar power plant near the Mojave National Preserve has released photos of a burned bird found on the site in August, and while the images aren't particularly grisly, they're nonetheless sobering for those concerned about the effect of concentrated solar energy on desert birds.
The Palm Springs City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to hire a consultant to craft a city-wide solar plan, with the goal of generating at least 5 megawatts of power to offset energy use in the city's municipal buildings.
The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service confirms that a protected peregrine falcon was found severely injured on the site of BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah solar facility in September. It died shortly after. Solar flux is being eyed as a possible cause of death.
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