Tuesday, September 24, 2013

World's largest solar thermal plant is operational

Years from now, when the Solyndra debacle has long faded from memory, the most visible legacy of the controversial U.S. DOE loan program could very well be a field of nearly 200,000 mirrors in the desert.Today, Brightsource Energy announced that its huge, DOE-funded solar thermal power plant at Ivanpah, California, delivered power to the grid for the first time. It was part of a test to demonstrate the system, which uses mirrors to focus sunlight ...

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/24/worlds_largest_solar_thermal_plant_is_


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