The newly opened “world’s largest solar power plant” is scorching migrating birds
By John Vibes
CALIFORNIA (INTELLIHUB) — Short of Tesla technology, solar power is without a doubt one of the best solutions that are currently available to the world’s energy crisis, however, recent issues at the world’s largest solar plant is bringing the traditional methods of energy distribution into question.
As solar energy becomes cheaper and more efficient, it will be possible for electricity consumption to become decentralized, with little need for power plants at all.
Unfortunately, that is not the direction that those who currently control energy wish to take this technology, they are just looking for a new version of the same old model.
The newly opened Ivanpah solar planet is joint-owned by NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy and Google. The plant is located on federal land along the border between California and Nevada.
However, according to compliance documents released by developer BrightSource Energy last year, dozens of birds were found injured at the site during the building stage.
Although solar energy is cleaner than fossil fuels, environmentalists have been protesting the new solar plant because it has been killing migrating birds.
A two-year study of the Ivanpah plant’s effect on birds is currently underway, with environmentalists questioning the how large the impact is.