The desert areas of the United States are boiling-hot wastelands that make inhabitation very undesirable. What better location to install solar energy plants? Not only is the sun at its most direct and hottest, but what else are we going to use that area for?
In recent years, solar farms with thousands of giant dish-shaped mirrors to track the sun have been constructed in various deserts throughout the country. These bowl-shaped contraptions capture the intense rays from the sun, and then transfer the heat to power generators. The energy is then purchased by utility companies and sold to consumers.
On July 4, 2008 Ecosystem Solar Electric Corp. (ESE) announced their intentions to move forward with the construction of a massive solar farm in Southern California’s Mohave Desert. This will be the world’s largest solar farm producing up to 10,000 megawatts of energy. Another proposed project was announced on July 1, 2008 that would build a facility near the El Centro Desert in Southern California. Backed by Stirling Energy Systems of Phoenix, AZ, this solar farm would produce enough energy to power 500,000 San Diego Homes.
Hopefully, these farms will continue to be built to continue to supplement our electricity grid. With additional funding and public support, these clean supplies of energy can eventually be a crucial part of developing energy independence. Request free estimates from prescreened solar installers in your area to bring solar energy to your home.