Solar Energy Works

A solar energy plant is being built in California that will generate as much electricity as a small nuclear power plant. It will harness energy from the sun to provide electricity in a way that is economical, efficient and environmentally friendly. It will produce none of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that coal-powered plants emit. The technology works. Together with wind, geothermal and other renewable energy sources, solar power is a major part of the solution to the problem of global w

A solar energy plant is being built in California that will generate as much electricity as a small nuclear power plant. It will harness energy from the sun to provide electricity in a way that is economical, efficient and environmentally friendly. It will produce none of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that coal-powered plants emit. The technology works. Together with wind, geothermal and other renewable energy sources, solar power is a major part of the solution to the problem of global warming. Senator Bernie Sanders put a spotlight on this solar project during a hearing Thursday of the Senate environment committee.

Sanders is working to strengthen support for solar power and other alternative sources of energy in a global warming bill now under consideration by the Senate Environment and Pubic Works Committee.

To watch the senator at the environment committee hearing, click here.

To read more about the largest solar project in the world being built in the Mojave Desert, click here.