"Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects"

"The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California's Mojave Desert."

"The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power about 140,000 homes and will be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals, but it was no slam dunk. Now, California is trying to bring conservationists and energy companies together to create a smoother path for future projects.

To get the best view of the Ivanpah solar project, you have to go up to the top of a 400-foot concrete tower. Below, close to 200,000 mirrors shimmer across a dry, dusty valley."

Lauren Sommer reports for NPR's Morning Edition July 29, 2013.
 

Source: NPR, 07/29/2013