Solar power plant breaks ground in Mojave Desert

Posted: Oct 28, 2010

Written by

DAVID R. BAKER, San Francisco Chronicle

California's long-awaited boom in the construction of large-scale solar power plants has finally begun.

BrightSource Energy of Oakland broke ground Wednesday on its Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which will use fields of mirrors in the Mojave Desert to concentrate sunlight and generate enough power for 140,000 homes.

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