Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

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Unfortunately, everyone who predicted these negative side effects was lambasted as a “radical environmentalist,” and the plant was built anyway. With all the warehouse rooftops and parking lots in Southern California, there is plenty of space to build photovoltaic arrays (and provide shade for parked cars at the same time!). Plus they would be closer to the end-users, cutting down on transmission costs and power loss.