Learn more about the Ivanpah Project, a massive solar farm construction site in the Mojave Desert, California on Government land. It’s the biggest and first of it’s kind.
Engineered by BrightSource Energy Inc, this thermal solar plant spans about 3,600 acres and involving 346,000 mirrors, each about the size of a billboard.
The mirrors focus sunlight to a tower containing boilers that will generate steam to power turbines. It is estimated to provide energy for up to 140,000 homes.
(Spotted in the LA Times)