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Submission + - Google invests in 392 MW solar power tower (gizmag.com) 1

cylonlover writes: Google has chipped in a US$168 million investment in what will be the world's largest solar power tower plant. To be located on 3,600 acres of land in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) will boast 173,000 heliostats that will concentrate the sun's rays onto a solar tower standing approximately 450 feet (137 m) tall. The plant commenced construction in October 2010 and is expected to generate 392 MW of solar energy following its projected completion in 2013.
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Google invests in 392 MW solar power tower

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  • The ISEGS also uses a dry-cooling technology that reduces water consumption by 90 percent and uses 95 percent less water than competing solar thermal technologies. Water is also recirculated during energy before being reused to clean the plant's mirrors.

    So it reduces water consumption by 90% and uses 95% less water? Water is recirculated during energy?

    Who wrote this, a slashdot editor?

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