Florida takes giant step with huge solar power plant

Orlando Sentinel
June 1, 2010

Florida Power & Light Co.'s newest solar-energy plant will have enough mirrors to cover 80 football fields. But those mirrors will focus sunlight onto surfaces that add up to slightly less than the area of a single football field.

That concentration of solar power will generate temperatures of more than 700 degrees — hot enough to make electricity for 11,000 homes, according to a June 1 Orlando Sentinel report.

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