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)
Katherine Hui is currently the Social site editor at Green Thing, a web-based public service in London that inspires people to lead greener lives through creative content.
Before this, she worked as the Development Manager at Social Innovation Camp, an organization that encourages people to use web and mobile-based technology to mobilise social change. She oversaw 300 ideas submission and helped build 20 prototypes – five of which have gone on to get further funding or investment.
Katherine’s came over to the UK form Canada in 2007 for an MSc program at the London School of Economics. Before arriving in London, she managed a small environmental start-up in Vancouver called the Canadian Climate Change Alliance.
Katherine is football mad. She is a loyal supporter of Arsenal FC, plays for Islington Borough Ladies FC and coaches for Gunners in Islington in her spare time. Her second favourite hobby is kite surfing and she can sometimes be found chasing the wind.