July 11, 2015

Ivanpah Solar Power Plant

While traveling for work this week, I spent the first couple of day in Vegas, and then headed to California for a couple of days.  On the border between Nevada and California sits the Ivanpah Solar Power Plant.  This is a concentrated solar thermal plant that uses reflected light to turn water to steam which drives turbines to generate electricity.  We decided to take a few minutes to hop off the freeway and grab a few shots.  It's hard to describe the enormity of the place.  Between the three towers, there are more than 350,000 mirrors.  No, I didn't count them, I asked my good friend Google. 

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