Ivanpah Solar Project Stars in New Video from The Fray


By Chris Meehan
November 5, 2013

While the 377-megawatt Ivan­pah Solar Ener­gy Gen­er­at­ing Sys­tem is a star among the solar com­mu­ni­ty, the project recent­ly got to be a star in anoth­er way. The Den­ver-based rock band, The Fray, used the mono­lith­ic solar project as the back­ground for their lat­est video “Love Don’t Die,” which fea­tures a kalei­do­scope of swirling images as the band walks across the sparse desert land and among Ivanpah’s heliostats. The heliostats reflect the sun’s ther­mal ener­gy onto the cen­tral tow­ers of Ivan­pah where the sun’s con­cen­trat­ed ther­mal ener­gy super-heats water into steam that’s then used to pro­duce elec­tric­i­ty sim­i­lar to a con­ven­tion­al steam tur­bine system.

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