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The World's Largest Solar Farm

作者: Jia You
   
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The Ivanpah Solar Farm
At the Ivanpah solar farm, 347,000 software-controlled mirrors that track the sun’s movement throughout the day. They direct light toward one of three towers, where a water boiler creates steam that powers a generator.
Ethan Miller/ Getty Images

In February, the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System opened over a 3,500-acre stretch of the Mojave Desert. The solar thermal farm operates at 392 megawatts—just under 1 percent of California’s total energy production, or enough to power 140,000 homes.

The Ivanpah solar farm eliminates 450,000 tons of carbon emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 88,000 cars off the road.

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Popular Science.

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作者: Jia You
发布者: yibei
 
创建时间: 2014-05-10
更新时间: 2014-05-13
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书集: Popular Science
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