In Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For EnergyIn Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For Energy

California’s Mojave Desert, which drivers cross on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, encompasses 20 million acres of land and three national parks, hosts 2,500 species of plants and animals, is shadowed by mountain ridges that rise to nearly 12,000 feet, and has the largest collection of solar thermal power plants in the world.

Between 1984 and 1991, Luz International Ltd., a Los Angeles—based engineering company, developed and built nine solar electricity generating stations in the Mojave that produce a total of 354 megawatts, about the same amount as a small coal-fired utility.

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The problem with solar and other “renewables” is that they still are but a small part of the overall energy picture. With nuclear basically banned, for now, in America, the future lies with natural gas — which is plentiful in America, and relatively cheap. Solar, thermal, etc. are sideshows.

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