While it might look like an alien base on some other worldly place, it’s actually just Ivanpah, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant that’s located just southwest of Las Vegas. It produces an incredible 392 megawatts of solar energy to power 140,000 California homes with clean energy. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
According to Inhabitat, “Jointly created between NRG Energy, Inc., Google, and BrightSource Energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar project of its kind and accounts for nearly a third of all solar thermal energy produced in the U.S. Stretching across five square miles in the Mojave desert, the massive solar project consists of three 40-story tall towers surrounded by 350,000 garage door-sized mirrors. Each reflective heliostat focuses solar energy onto the boilers atop the towers to create steam to power turbines.”