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    Electricity disrupted: US-based solar + storage at $0.028/kWh w/ world’s largest (again) proposed solar power plant

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    Solar thermal + storage is trying to come to the United States in form of the largest solar power plant in the world. SolarReserve has proposed a 2GW Solar Thermal + Molten Salt power plant for the State of Nevada.

    The company has already built a smaller version of this plant. The new plant, ‘Sandstone Energy X’, will be built for $5 billion including the molten salt storage. This would make Sandstone Energy X among the lowest priced electricity generators on the planet.

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    More dead birds. :-(
     
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    "will produce greater than 9,000,000 MWhs of electricity – enough to meet 25%(!!!) of Nevada’s annual use."

    9 million MWhs, am I reading that correctly?
     
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    I think they just multiplied 2GW by 12 hours and 365 days. A better estimate would be 6 solar-hours per day and 4,300,000 MWh.

    Feel free to get your electricity from your own off-grid solar system. And then get rid of your cats, windows, cars, pesticides; all of which individually kill 1000 times more birds.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    Didn't they say in the link in the article that they had solved that problem?
     
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    Not exactly solved as characterized as not a problem:

     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I couldn't figure out how they got that number
     

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