The World’s Largest Solar Plant Turned on This Week

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

392 Megawatts is a huge amount of energy, from any power plant. 392 Megawatts of carbon-free solar power is astounding. Remarkable in size and capacity, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the biggest in the world, and one of the few power-tower solar thermal plants operating today. Instead of the solar panels you see on a house roof or your old calculator, this type of solar reflects light from thousands of reflective mirrors and concentrates it to boil water and turn a turbine.  The mirrors are computer controlled and send huge amounts of heat to giant boilers 459 feet in the air.  The system generates enough clean energy to power 140,000 homes. Fantastic.
Via Gizmodo, Wikipedia, and Brightsource Energy

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

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