May 28, 2012
The outlines of a massive solar thermal power plant — the largest ever — are starting to appear in the wilderness outside of Las Vegas. The $2.2 billion project, being built by Oakland, California-based Brightsource, stretches over 3,600 acres near Ivanpah, California. When it’s finished, it will generate 370 megawatts of electricity on sunny days.
But the future of solar thermal power plants is in doubt. That’s in large… read more