Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.
Long-mired by regulatory issues and legal tangles, the enormous solar plant–jointly owned by NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy and Google–opened for business today.
Long Mired By Regulations And Legal Tangles, World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today. JV... http://t.co/OSrPGRfVEA— OccupyHarrisonburg (@OccupyHburg) February 13, 2014