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Siemens Looks To The Bright Side With Solar Installation

Posted on January 11, 2011

Siemens Energy has received an order from BrightSource Energy Inc. for an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & controls (I&C) system and two steam turbine-generators for the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in the Mojave desert in California, U.S.A.

Siemens will supply the SPPA-T3000 for all three units of the Ivanpah project with a combined installed capacity of 400 MW. The plant’s capacity will be sufficient to supply approximately 140 000 households with clean power and is expected to reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than 400 000 tons.

This is the first deployment of the I&C system in a solar tower power plant of this size, according to Siemens. For Ivanpah Units 2 and 3, the company will also supply two steam turbines and two generators. Commercial operation of the Ivanpah Units 2 and 3 is scheduled for 2013.

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