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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Huge solar power plants bloom in the desert.

Giant solar power generating devices will soon appear in the californian desert, using huge solar dishes and a Stirling engine, (Stirling engines date back to 1816). This may finally make this kind of energy generating device a viable solution to our energy needs.

"The barren deserts of Southern California are known for relentless sunshine and miles of empty space -- the perfect combination for the world's most ambitious solar-energy projects.

Two Southern California utility companies are planning to develop a pair of sun-powered power plants that they claim will dwarf existing solar facilities and could rival fossil-fuel-driven power plants."

Read more on Wired:
http://www.wired.com/news/planet/0,2782,69528,00.html (right click, open in new window)




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