In our quest for cleaner, more reliable energy, man has looked towards the sun for a long time. The science may at last have caught up with the dream of a true solar energy grid. A new plant being constructed in Albuquerque, New Mexico may just be the straw that breaks the oil dependency of America.
Each of the SunCatcher systems is capable of producing 60,000 kwh of electricity a year--enough electricity to power over a dozen homes. Stirling Energies plans to build about 70,000 SunCatchers to provide power to over a million homes starting next year.