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World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens For Business

Business  (tags: Solar Power, solar energy, solar industry, clean energy, California, google )

- 1983 days ago -
Ivanpah will generate 392 megawatts for the California grid--enough to power 140,000 homes in the state.


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David C (25)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:21 am
> will generate 392 megawatts
PEAK or average ?

> power BLUH BLUH BLUH homes


Stephen Brian (23)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 1:40 pm
That's neither peak nor average: It's nominal, which is like peak except without accounting for a bunch of factors which reduce output. I understand that at least as f a few years ago, the average output for these things was about 20% - 30% of nominal power. Then again, this is in a dry area so the output should be fairly predictable as clouds are rare there.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:30 pm
noted & read

Birgit W (160)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:05 pm
Great, thanks for sharing.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:28 pm
Good article. Thanks Stefanie

Justin M (2)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:33 am

Jane H (139)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:31 am
great news---keep it coming, world!

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 10:38 am
More solar less nukes.

Melania P (123)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:49 pm
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