The World’s Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

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Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-feet towers, where water is turned to steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world’s biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. The Rest Of The Story…

Kenya to get 50% of electricity from solar by 2016

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From solar-powered irrigation to pay-as-you-go solar power systems, there’s lots of interesting distributed power projects going on in Kenya that have the potential to leapfrog the kind of centralized, fossil fuel-dependent infrastructure that we in America find ourselves reliant on. But here’s another type of leapfrogging:

The Guardian reports that Kenya has committed to building nine massive solar power plants, enough to power half the country’s electricity needs, and it plans to have completed the project by 2016. The Rest Of The Story…