Largest Solar Array on Earth Executing Avian Trespassers


After years of construction and testing, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was ready to light up lives just in time for Valentine’s Day.

How big is enormous, you ask? Well, this thing is going to generate about 30 percent of all the solar thermal energy that’ll be produced in entire United States.

The plant, in total, is about 5.5 square miles, easily making it the largest solar power plant/panel/idea on Earth. The plant will be able to power 140,000 homes in California.

There is a downside to the huge solar farm, however – the monthly fatality rate for birds being fried by the giant mirror array is well into the double digits.


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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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