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

Ivanpah will have a capacity of 377 megawatts, or about enough energy to power 140,000 houses. It took more than 5 years to plan it, get permits, finance it, and build it. The shot above shows an early phase of construction.

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