solar-thermal-mirrors.jpgAn old battleground of California’s water wars could turn into one of the largest solar farms in the world, with thousands of shiny black and blue panels mounted across the desiccated, salty white crust of Owens Lake.

That’s the plan by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest public utility in the U.S.

The project may eventually generate three to five gigawatts of power — enough for 10 per cent of California’s power supply — and include other utilities like PG&E and Southern California Edison and independent power producers.

(Continue reading in the Edmonton Journal)

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