The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

Associated Press, February 13th 2014. “Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows”

Solar Thermal Power Plant Opens on February 13th, says the Associated Press.

A solar thermal power plant opened on February 13th, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California. Rather than using solar panels, it uses 350,000 mirrors the size of garage doors that direct sunlight at boiler towers that create steam to drive turbines that generate electricity. It produces enough electricity to power 140,000 homes.


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