Inter-continental Electric Power

How does a high-tech plant on the outskirts of Jerusalem help the California Edison Co. supply electric power at maximum efficiency to some 50,000 homes in the Golden State 9,000 miles away?

The answer is remote control. Luz Industries, manufacturers of electronic equipment in Jerusalem, recently built huge reflectors in California’s Mojave Desert to capture solar energy for conversion to electric power. They also installed computers to monitor sunshine and other climatic conditions, minute-by-minute.

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