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Ivanpah solar plant is a victim of dimming caused by jets

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posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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Huge solar plant lags in early production


"Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated," the agency said in a statement.

"Because the plant requires sunlight to heat water and turn it to steam, anything that reduces the sunlight will affect steam conditions, which could damage equipment and potentially cause unsafe conditions," said the commission, which approved the request for increased gas use.

Brightsource said on its website that the weather has generally been substantially worse than historical averages — in other words, cloudy — resulting in reduced output in certain months.


Another problem is desert dust on the 350,000 garage size mirrors. A fleet of diesel trucks roll in at night to rinse them off.

The biggest problem at this point, though, is dimming (as in global dimming) caused by jets. Not enough sunlight can get through because the skies are too trashed up.




posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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It sounds like somebody didn't do much research into how the skies were going to be long term. It's not like jets just started to leave contrails this year.

PPP=PPR (Piss poor planing = piss poor results)

Perhaps they should use the vinegar thing?



posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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The biggest problem at this point, though, is dimming (as in global dimming) caused by jets. Not enough sunlight can get through because the skies are too trashed up.


Except your source say's this...


"Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated," the agency said in a statement.



The operation of such plants is highly dependent on weather conditions, and predicting when and how strongly the sun will shine is not a perfect science


www.yahoo.com...

So now where does your source say just jet contrails, or is it just your personal opinion on the matter?



posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing thread

California solar plant needs more sun



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