This is how you fight against global warming!! This facility provides power, does not use any significant amount of water, makes no noise to speak of, and from a distance looks more like the background mountains and desert than the farm, houses and other activities. See related photo taken from mountain road.
I cannot determine the orientation of this photo, is it looking northwest?
Can you find the 26 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in this photo? Look closely.
Thank you so much, Frantunes, Beter, and Flipantunes! I appreciate your compliments very much, and thank you all for visiting my gallery. :)
All the best from the USA,
Thanks for commenting on my pictures. My plane has two seats however I am usually alone. When I took this shot, there was no one else in my plane, however did have a friend along in his own airplane.
You have some great shots of the things that people tend to overlook. Really interesting perspectives.
I recently attended a conference on large-scale solar and the First Solar speaker spoke about this project. I believe it is the Agua Caliente Solar PV facility using First Solar thin film solar panels and generating 260 MWac. Best recollection from other sources is that the thin film technology is about 12% conversion.
I think your collection of photos of different kinds of power plants is very interesting. It gives a good selection of the various visual consequences of power plants; now, if only we could visualize the related benefits and effects. Also, I have grown accustomed to the wing in the foreground. It adds a sense of scale.
Ha! Ha! Thank you, Kleiner! :) Anything to be near a horse!
I was there. In those days no one cared if you were rich or poor, and no one knew the difference. We had a house on Francis and the trout fly fishing was great for a kid.