Is Ivanpah online?

The world's largest solar thermal plant opened this week to much fanfare. But its actual contribution to the grid thus far has been hard to measure.

CleanTechnica

A number of media reports have stated that the massive Ivanpah solar thermal electric plant in California’s desert has recently come online. The truth is more complex.

On February 5, California hit another record for peak generation of large-scale solar, reaching 2.378 GW at noon. This is 230 MW more than the last record in early January, and led me to speculate that we were finally seeing output from the 377 MW of net capacity at the massive Ivanpah solar thermal electric plant.

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