World's largest thermal solar power plant rises in Mojave Desert, but it comes with a cost
PRIMM, Nev. - Hundreds of thousands of mirrors the size of garage doors have transformed a windy stretch of the Mojave Desert into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world.
The Ivanpah (EYE'-ven-pah) Solar Electric Generating System sprawls across roughly 5 square miles of federal land southwest of Las Vegas. It formally opens Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles, including relocating protected tortoises and assessing the impact on desert plants.
The $2.2 billion project is a milestone for a growing industry, but it's testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West.
The massive plant's dedication comes as government pushes for development of greener, cleaner power.
But the Western Watershed Project is suing federal agencies that reviewed the project. It says serious environmental impacts were ignored.
Read more Business News
- Charged with manslaughterVernon / N. Okanagan - 9:00 am
- Jail time for high speed crashKelowna - 10:30 am
- Girl abducted, sexually assaultedBC
- Incredible Edible in PentictonPenticton / S. Okanagan - 5:00 am
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.18||-0.01|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.25||+0.01|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.91||0.00|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.025||0.00|
|Mission Ready Services||0.23||-0.02|
Apple has taught many entrepreneurs the importance of design, how to create buzz when introducing new products to the marketplace, how to pioneer new technology and the importance of superior quality....
Move over “big guys” there’s a new brokerage in town featuring local expertise, long standing experience and a fresh boutique approach. Kelowna, August 31 2014 – You may have...
There are several things to consider when deciding how much home to buy. 1. Draw up a budget including the new mortgage payments. While the rules used by most lenders require that the mortgage paym...