280-Megawatt Solar Boiler Uses Magnifying-Glass Bug-Killer Technique

The solar power plant Abengoa Solar will build in Gila Bend, Arizona, won't rely on fancy photovoltaic panels. No, it uses pretty much the same trick your evil ass used on bugs and leaves way back when: focusing sunlight to create high heat. In this case, mirrors focus the sun's rays into tanks of heat-transfer oil,… » 2/29/08 10:45am 2/29/08 10:45am