Largest Solar Thermal Plant of the World

The world’s largest solar thermal plant is being constructed in  Mojave Desert, California having a capacity of  377 Megawatts (MW) and is estimated to power 140,000 houses.This high profile project is expected to be completed by 2014. The estimated cost of the project is reported to reach around $1.6 billion. Over 300,000 software-controlled mirrors will be used to track the rays of the sun and these rays will then be reflect to the boilers that will  sit atop three 459 foot tall towers. This heat collected,will then be  turned into steam that will be passed  through huge  turbines to generate electricity. This project is beleived to prevent the emission of over 350,000 metric tons of CO2 a year .

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