Slog

Slog Music

Music, Nightlife,
and Drunks

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Because the Future Should Always Look Beautiful

Posted by on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Gizmodo:

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.



 

Comments (5) RSS

Oldest First Unregistered On Registered On Add a comment
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 1

HyperSolar Reaches Significant Milestone in Achieving Low Cost Solar Powered Hydrogen Production

The company reports that its breakthrough technology is now capable of producing 1.2 volt open circuit voltage for use in direct solar hydrogen production

http://www.hypersolar.com/news_detail.ph…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on February 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM · Report this
2
The headline of the piece kinda reminded me of the character strapped to the chair in Terry Gilliams Brazil.
Posted by neo-realist on February 13, 2014 at 9:41 AM · Report this
rob! 3
This in the Gizmodo comments cracked me up.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on February 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM · Report this
4
@3: That's exactly what I thought I was looking at, in the Charles' original post.
Posted by Eric from Boulder on February 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Posted by Andrew_Taylor on February 13, 2014 at 1:41 PM · Report this

Add a comment

Advertisement
 

Want great deals and a chance to win tickets to the best shows in Seattle? Join The Stranger Presents email list!


All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC
1535 11th Ave (Third Floor), Seattle, WA 98122
Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy