The Week in Pictures: Google's Mojave Solar Plant, 10 Places to See Before They're Gone, and More

Emma Grady
Living / Culture
April 15, 2011

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Google is announcing a $168 million investment in Brightsource Energy's Ivanpah solar power plant in the Mojave desert in California.

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The solar farm will have a capacity of 392 MW. According to Google, that's the equivalent of "taking more than 90,000 cars off the road over the lifetime of the plant, projected to be more than 25 years."

Read the full story: Google Invests $168 Million in 392MW Mojave Desert Solar Thermal Plant

Photo: Brightsource Energy, promo photo.