Environment News: The Tortoise and the Solar Plant
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© 2013 National Geographic
The Tortoise and the Solar Plant
July 25, 2013—The Ivanpah solar plant in California's Mojave Desert is the largest of its kind under construction in the world. Developer BrightSource says it will provide solar electricity to 140,000 homes when operational. And while it displaced threatened desert tortoises, it apparently has not significantly harmed their population.