Dangerous Architecture?

According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, in less than 20 years, the world will be running purely off solar power. On February 13, we inched a little closer to that prophesy. That's when the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System—the world’s largest solar power plant—officially began its operations. Yet, despite providing the capacity to power 140,000 homes, there's still a lot of room for improvement: Operations cost about four times that of a natural gas-fired plant while producing less energy and taking up a whole lot more space (5.5 square miles, to be exact) than the alternative. Oh, and then there's the zapping down birds mid-flight ... Read more