Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant Opens in California’s Mojave Desert

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Solar is booming in the sunshine state. Installations*grew*by 76% in 2012 and in the next few weeks, the*largest*solar power plant in the world will open in California’s Mojave Desert. The electricity generated by this mirror-intensified solar complex is enough to serve more than 140,000 homes during the peak hours of the day. Stretching across 3,500 [...]The post Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant Opens in California’s Mojave Desert appeared first on...

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  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,384 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant Opens in California’s Mojave Desert
    While both CSP and photovaltaic facilities are expected to lower the cost of energy for homeowners, it will be interesting to see which solar technology fares better at a utility scale.

    This is why most utilities are looking to cut back homeowner supplied solar. They want the zero fuel cost options and own the power to make sales.

    APS has Solana 280 Megawatt coming on line in August according to the AZ Republic. The plant has molten salt storage for evening continued operations.

    http://www.azcentral.com/business/consumer/articles/20130726arizona-solar-plant-worlds-largest.html
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant Opens in California’s Mojave Desert

    If those guys are so dang "free enterprise" let them compete with the distributed solar and see who comes out on top in the long run, BUT the playing field has to be LEVEL!
     
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