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



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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9 million MWhs, am I reading that correctly?
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.

More dead birds. :-(
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.

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

Crescent Dunes in Nevada and the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, just across the border from Primm, have made headlines and drawn the wrath of environmentalists for the number of birds that are killed in collisions with the mirrors and central towers or incinerated in beams of concentrated sunlight that can top 900 degrees.

But Smith believes the problem is overblown, especially at Crescent Dunes, where the full-time biologists on site have logged around 60 bird deaths over the past year.

“That’s probably less than the office building we work out of in Santa Monica,” he said.