Watch How the World's Largest Solar Farms Get Built

Large-scale solar plants are monstrous construction projects, that cover hundreds or thousands of acres of land in photovoltaic goodness. This amazing video shows how they go from concept to reality.

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When it's finished, this 550-megawatt plant, called Topaz Solar Farms and situated in San Luis Obispo County, will contain more than 8 million PV modules. Its 4,500 acre sprawl will provide enough electricity to power 180,000 average California households. [MidAmerican Renewables]

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4500 acres for 180000 households = 1089 square feet per household. I wonder why there are no more houses in California/Arizona/... with solar panels on the roof.