The future of desert solar power
Some of the 24,000 mirrors called 'heliostats' at the eSolar Sierra SunTower power plant in Lancaster, California in the Mojave Desert.
A new solar power plant, Ivanpah, is getting ready to come online in California's Mojave Desert. Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Dave Levitan, who has been reporting on desert solar power plants for Scientific American, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss.