The Ivanpah solar project in the Mojave Desert, developed by Oakland-based BrightSource Energy.
Sometime in the next few weeks, the largest solar power plant of its kind -- anywhere -- will open in California's Mojave Desert. Electricity from the Ivanpah solar project will find its way to people throughout the state, moving us closer to California's ambitious renewable energy goal. But the project was no slam-dunk. It was slowed down by controversy over an elusive herbivore. And as KQED science reporter Lauren Sommer explains, if this renewable energy revolution is to really happen, conservationists and solar companies need to agree on a way forward. Reporter: Lauren Sommer