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

Brightsource says that the project has created 2,100 jobs for construction workers and support staff and will have generated about $650 million in employee wages and earnings. Of course, most of this is during the construction phase. Once the CSP plant is up and running, it'll only take less than 100 people to maintain it... But the construction workers can then move on to building another one, or maybe a wind farm.