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Guardian Supplies Solar Mirrors for World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant

April 20, 2012
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Guardian Industries recently announced its EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California’s Mojave Desert. The project, a partnership between NRG Solar (a subsidiary of NRG Energy), Google and BrightSource Energy, will reportedly nearly double the amount of solar thermal energy produced in the U.S. today. Guardian started supplying the first of 160,000 of its EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors to ISEGS in November 2011.

“EcoGuard Solar Boost has been proven to withstand the extreme conditions found in the Mojave Desert,” said Martin Bracamonte, vice president of Science and Technology for Guardian’s Flat Glass Group. “The technology used in manufacturing the glass gives it the extra edge in being a more durable and reliable resource to maximize capturing the sun’s energy for large-scale use.”

Guardian’s EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors reportedly have an industry-leading reflectivity. In 1978, Guardian Industries delivered one if its first sets of laminated flat mirrors to Sandia National Laboratories, one of the first solar fields in the U.S. Today, the company has four manufacturing lines specialized in solar mirrors throughout the world.

For more information, visit www.guardian.com.

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