The following article appears in the March/April 2007 issue of Technology Review.
One of the largest solar power plants in the world went on line this winter in the sunny pastures of Serpa, a town in southern Portugal. The plant is owned by General Electric and operated by PowerLight of Berkeley, CA. At its peak, around noon on a sunny day, the solar park can generate 11 megawatts of electricity–enough to power 8,000 homes.
View a slideshow of a solar energy plant in Portugal.
View the photo essay.