On Thursday, April 18, 2019 the Nevada Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) will host a field trip to the Ivanpah Solar Thermal Facility located on the NV/CA border along I-15.
This one of a kind tour will show you the behind the scenes picture of operating the largest concentrated solar energy system in the world. This tour will be led by the site Technical Services Manager and will make you think of solar energy in a whole new way.
The Ivanpah Tour registration will be open to current AEE members first, and if additional spaces are available, non members/guests will be permitted.
Here are quick details about the tour:
Tour will last 3 hours once on site (1:30-4:30 pm). Early departure from the tour is not encouraged. Walking and stairclimbing will be part of this tour and we will be outside most of the time. Due to the security screening process, only registered attendees may take the tour, substitutions are not permitted.
From I-15, take Yates Well Road North. Individual carpooling is strongly encouraged. AEE does not have a bus or group carpool scheduled at this time.
Tour stops while on site are listed below. An orientation and safety briefing will be provided. The tour will start promptly at 1:30. Drive time from Las Vegas is one hour minimum...
- Administrative Building
- Solar Field
- Power Block
- Solar Tower (450’ tall)
Special note for this tour only: Steel toe shoes are required – Bring your own or provide your size on the RSVP page and a pair will be available on-site for your use. Hard hats, gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided on site. Without these four items, you will not be permitted to take the tour.
Tour may include a stop at the top of the 450’ tower if the system is NOT active, if it is active, we will plan to visit the 120’ level.