The Most Powerful Solar Plant in the World is Frying Birds

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Ivanpah fried bird

Good news: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System by Brightsource Energy is a 377 MegaWatt generator that produces enough electricity to power 140,000 homes in California.

Bad news: The atmosphere around the plant can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (537°C), which is enough to fry birds in mid-air.

So, who wins in this case – the wildlife, or the environment for its reduction in carbon emissions?

Check out more photos of the concentrated solar power facility below and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Originally spotted on Sploid