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    Re: World's Largest Solar Plant Comes Online

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Wasn't that a wind system?
    No, there was a new one, in the last day or two that I saw that talked about a solar array. Don't remember where it was though. Something about the concentrated reflected light burning them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    No, there was a new one, in the last day or two that I saw that talked about a solar array. Don't remember where it was though. Something about the concentrated reflected light burning them.
    Hadn't heard that!
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    Re: World's Largest Solar Plant Comes Online

    My understanding was that Solar Thermal was pretty much a dead letter in the energy community and that PV is the way forward and that as a result it is extremely unlikely that a plant like Ivanpah will be built again. Especially now that federal subsidies and loans for these projects have been drastically cut back and gas and CCGT/coal plants have made such a comeback.

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    But it makes the tree huggers happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    But it makes the tree huggers happy!
    My Solar powered house makes me very happy. OG&E, probably not so much.
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    Re: World's Largest Solar Plant Comes Online

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    No, there was a new one, in the last day or two that I saw that talked about a solar array. Don't remember where it was though. Something about the concentrated reflected light burning them.
    Its this one. Birds that fly close to the towers get fried.

    This plant generates 1/7000th of the annual energy production of a single nuclear reactor.

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    Re: World's Largest Solar Plant Comes Online

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Quite serious. I don't know where in development Desertec currently is, but that's the plan at least.

    Desertec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So it seems to be a network of solar plants rather one giant plant, but it's still a good idea.

    There was a good news article on it some time ago, but I don't know where it is anymore.
    Oh please... that's a myth I've been hearing for almost 8 years now. It's not going to happen anytime soon. They've been at it for almost a decade and what started out as a promising project, it's been grinded to a halt and it's now in limbo.

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