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

Here are some mirrors being brought to the site to be installed. At Ivanpah alone, over 300,000 software-controlled mirrors will track the sun and reflect the sunlight to boilers that sit atop three 459 foot tall towers. This heat is then turned into steam that goes through turbines to generate electricity.