The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry?

February 19, 2014 by  
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The world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System , officially opened for business a few days ago, but not all environmental advocates are happy about that fact. The plant, which consists of 350,000 mirrors spread across 5 square miles works by concentrating sunlight and using it to turn the water in a series of enormous towers into electricity-generating steam. That incredible amount of heat does more than just generate power, however; it also fries any birds that happen to fly over the plant. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bird deaths , California , Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System , Ivanpah solar plant , las vegas , mojave desert , nevada , renewable energy , Solar Power , solar power impact on wildlife , solar power killing birds , world’s largest solar plant        

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