Going Green

The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert


In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.

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  1. Do these actually work? I always read in the news that there are massive solar farms being built…but what percentage do they contribute?

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