The three white spots in the distance are the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, the world's largest solar thermal power station. The power plant uses 347,000 mirrors to concentrate solar energy on boilers mounted on a trio of 69-story-high solar power towers, the white dots seen in this image. The Ivanpah plant cost $2.2 billion and can generate nearly 400 megawatts of power, enough to power over 100,000 homes.
A Tesla Supercharger station sits next to the McDonald's shown in this picture. I charged my Model S here, and I hope that some of the electricity I used driving to and from my visit to Desperado came from this ecologically friendly solar plant.
©2017 Joel A. Rogers.