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Monday, July 29, 2013
BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah Solar Project
In the time it took BrightSource Energy to build its 377 megawatt Ivanpah Solar project on over 5 square miles of pristine desert, California added more than twice as much clean energy capacity with rooftop solar, and other companies added hundreds of megawatts to the grid from solar projects built on already-disturbed lands. Why carpet beautiful desert landscapes with mirrors when there is a better way to generate clean energy?