300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

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Brightsource solar power project

credit: Brightsource

The largest concentrating solar power plant (100 MW) in operation is currently in Abu Dhabi, but it won't stay at the top of the list for too long. Brightsource Energy is putting the finishing touches on its massive Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Mojave desert, and if all goes well, the switch should be flipped this year.