World's largest thermal solar power plant rises in Mojave Desert, but it comes with a cost

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 13, 2014 - 1:30 AM

PRIMM, Nev. — A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West.

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