Guardian Industries announced that the company’s EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the 370 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California's Mojave Desert. The project is a partnership between NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), Google (NYSE: GOOG) and BrightSource Energy.
Guardian started supplying the first of 160,000 of its EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors to ISEGS in November 2011.
Thousands of software-controlled mirrors track the sun in two dimensions and reflect the sunlight to a boiler that sits atop a tower. When the concentrated sunlight strikes the boiler’s pipes, it heats the water to create superheated steam. This high-temperature steam is then piped from the boiler to a standard turbine where electricity is generated.
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