This month, the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat announced that the world’s largest solar plant had started producing electricity. The plant’s solar panels fill thousands upon thousands of acres and, in theory, can produce about half as much power as a nuclear plant. Opening a solar plant of that size would be an impressive feat anywhere in the world, but it’s especially noteworthy considering that two years ago, India's total solar power capacity was next to nothing.
The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has kicked into action in California's Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility forms the world's largest solar thermal energy plant, and has the backing of some major play... Read Post
What’s the world’s largest solar plant to do when its massive mirrors start frying all of the birds flying by? If the solar plant is Ivanpah, the apparent solution is to institute a sort of cap and trade system for bird death. Ivanp... Read Post