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Big Solar Comes of Age
Posted by Byron Movement on 2013-11-11 19:12:29.0

The largest solar thermal plant in the world opens in California's Mojave Desert, after a debate that pitted renewable energy against a threatened tortoise. The Ivanpah solar plant is one of seven big solar farms scheduled to open in California in the coming months, as a result of the state's push to produce one third of its electricity from renewable energy. Some 30 states have similar mandates.