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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Giant thermal plant opens as U.S. solar industry heats up

Jeff Holland walks near some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors that reflect sunlight to boilers sitting on towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Primm, Nev. The complex sprawls across 5 square miles of federal land near the Nevada-California border.