So the worlds largest solar generation station is supposed to be built in the Imperial Valley, just over the mountains from San Diego in the desert. 300 megawatts to began with and possible expansion to 900 megawatts. This is going to be great, that is if they get the power link to San Diego completed. Right now there is one HV line out to that area, apparently not big enough for the increase in power that this new GE plant will provide. Problem is the environmentalist are fighting the power link every inch of the way.
This is happening in other places too, try to go green and someone does not want the windmills, power lines... in their area. What the heck are we supposed to do?
One real interesting thing is they say they can produce the power from these Stirling engines for six cents a kilowatt, I'm guessing that is pretty competitive.
Here is the link to the Stirling site.