Thermal solar power near Barstow, California, USA

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 March 2015 at 01:49:55 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR SM acquired on 13 June 2016 at 13:51:37 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 21 January 2017 at 13:51:07 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 26 October 2019 at 18:34:49 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Renewable energy, green energies, climate change, global warming, land, infrastructure, Mojave desert, USA
Fig. 1 - S1 (21.01.2017) - Solar Energy Generating Systems (cyan) is a concentrated solar power plant in California, the most powerful in the World in 1984 & still in 2005.
Fig. 2 - S1 (27.03.2015) - With the combined capacity from its 3 nearby locations at 354 MW net, these solar plants are claimed to power 232 500 homеs at peak power.
It was the world's largest solar thermal energy generating facility until the commissioning of the even larger Ivanpah facility in 2014.
Fig. 3 - S2 (26.10.2019) - The facilities have a total of 936 384 mirrors, covering over 647.5 ha. Lined up, the parabolic mirrors would extend over 369 km.
Fig. 4 - S1 (13.06.2016) - The adjacent Mojave Solar Project (orange) has a combined nameplate capacity of 250 MW net from its single plant.
The electric lines required to transport the energy to the users show well on radar images.