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NRG Energy, Google, BrightSource Energy and construction partner Bechtel have announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world's largest solar thermal project, has reached the halfway mark of construction and is on track to be complete in 2013.

The $2.2 billion, 370 MW Ivanpah project is located on approximately 3,500 acres of federal land in California's Mojave Desert. The three individual power plants at Ivanpah will feature BrightSource Energy's solar thermal power tower technology.

Power generated from the plants will be sold under separate contracts with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE). The first unit will begin supplying power to PG&E in mid-2013, with units two and three delivering power to SCE and PG&E, respectively, by late 2013.





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