Shiny And New: World's Largest Solar Plant Opens In Nevada
The world's largest solar power plant, made up of thousands of mirrors focusing the sun's energy, has officially started operations in Nevada's Mojave Desert.
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#1 Feb 16, 2014
Yeah O.K., Ivanpah is online and from the article:"The plant, which went online Thursday, is to power 140,000 homes. It was dedicated by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "
It is a concentrated solar project, but has NO heat storage, so it isn't a replacement for a natural gas peaker plant as it can't be used as a spinning power source to the grid. It is a peak power generation source. If you want to power 140,000 homes, then put a 3 KW peak solar PV system on 140,000 roofs. CSP without storage is not needed, Ivanpah is not needed nor is Palen in Riverside county.
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