Energy-shaving network

Energy chiefs are to cover a desert with more than 30,000 giant “shaving mirrors” to capture the sun’s power and turn it into electricity.
Two “solar farms” will be set up with the mirrors in California, each more than 11 yards wide, New Scientist reports today.
One with 20,000 mirrors will be set up near Los Angeles, the other smaller farm near San Diego. They will focus the sun’s rays to heat tanks of gas that will drive pistons to produce power for the US grid.
The project to capture solar energy is being put together by Stirling Energy Systems of Phoenix, Arizona.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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