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December 20, 2014

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Rick Needham, center, Google's director of sustainability and energy, responds to a reporter's question during the grand opening of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nev. Feb. 13, 2014. The project, a partnership of NRG, BrightSource, Google and Bechtel, is the world's largest solar thermal facility. With Needham are Isaac Slade, left, lead singer of The Fray, and David Crane, president/CEO of NRG Energy.

Steve Marcus

Rick Needham, center, Google's director of sustainability and energy, responds to a reporter's question during the grand opening of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nev. Feb. 13, 2014. The project, a partnership of NRG, BrightSource, Google and Bechtel, is the world's largest solar thermal facility. With Needham are Isaac Slade, left, lead singer of The Fray, and David Crane, president/CEO of NRG Energy.