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A Nevada solar tower is literally lighting birds on fire

A Nevada solar tower is literally lighting birds on fire
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There's always something, isn't there? In what's being called a "public relations headache for the solar industry," problems have arisen regarding the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada.

The project's goal is to provide solar power to more than 75,000 homes with its 540-foot tall spire and surrounding 1,600 acres of heliostat mirrors. Construction began in September of 2011 and began testing earlier this year.

You can even see it from commercial airliners as you fly over Nevada. Don't fly too close, though. This thing is literally lighting birds on fire as they fly over it.

Next page: Find out why it's roasting birds.
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