California’s new solar power plant is actually a death ray that’s incinerating birds mid-flight

"Unfortunately, though, anything that happens to wander too close to a boiling tower is very rapidly cooked by the focused sunlight. Workers at the Ivanpah solar power plant call these birds “streamers,” as they ignite in midair and plummet to the ground trailing smoke. Federal wildlife investigators said there was, on average, one streamer every two minutes — or hundreds of thousands of incinerated birds per year."

California’s new solar power plant is actually a death ray that’s incinerating birds mid-flight | ExtremeTech

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