solar power

Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy


Ivanpah [photo]

Figure 15: The largest solar thermal farm in the world. The project relies on a technology known as solar thermal energy. 350,000 mirrors reflect light onto boilers. When the water boils, the steam turns a turbine, creating electricity. The project provides clean, renewable energy for 140,000 homes and is supported by a U.S. Energy Department loan guarantee.[fn][[nid:1247]][/fn]