To shed more light on large-scale solar power, check these Web sites:
• See a photo and description of the world’s largest photovoltaic solar plant near Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada at www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9829328-54.html.
• Take a look at a parabolic trough Concentrating Solar Power setup at www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/csp.html. From there click on the “Home” link to take you to the main page of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Program Web site, for a wealth of info on solar power.
• You can watch a BBC video news report on the solar power tower pictured and described in The Future of Electricity column in the July Kentucky Living magazine, by going to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6616651.stm.
Return to the July 2008 THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY column “Here comes the sun” that goes with this supplement.