Browsing All posts tagged under »Concentrating Solar Power«

Consumers Pay Because Regulators Allow Natural Gas Use At This Solar Plant

August 13, 2016 by


By Reece Brown and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Consumers are getting burned by a taxpayer-subsidized solar power plant in California’s Mojave Desert. An immensely wealthy consortium owns the plant. Government regulators approved a contract forcing consumers to pay four to five times the going rate for electricity produced by the plant. And the energy, because […]

Renewable Power Australia – John Hewson Out For The Grants He Championed On The ABC

June 17, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Hypocrite speaks: John Hewson has come out warning of the influence big corporations can have over politicians and public policy… Hewson said the renewable energy industry had been the victim of a vicious offensive by the Coalition and had been forced to accept a huge cut to the renewable energy target. […]

Media Outcry? Solar Energy Is Incinerating Birds Mid-Flight

March 19, 2016 by


By Alatheia Larsen ~ Renewable energy is the future, so the greens and the liberal media keep saying. But it turns out that a solar energy project in Nevada is creating a lethal solar flux that singes, blinds, and even vaporizes birds. So where’s the media outcry? Volunteer group Basin and Range Watch sued the […]

Shady Circumstances Cloud Huge Solar Energy Plant Bailout

December 6, 2014 by


Ivanpah is producing only 25% of the energy promised by the Obama Administration By Larry Bell ~ As if receiving a $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers wasn’t quite generous enough, the owners of the world’s largest solar power plant — Google, BrightSource Energy and renewable energy giant NRG – are now seeking another $539 million […]

Parasitic Power: Solar Energy’s Five Fatal Flaws

August 23, 2014 by


By Viv Forbes ~ The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. It provides our daily warmth and light and the rotation and orbit of the earth turn its steady output into fluctuating day and night, summer and winter. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it […]

Solar Thermal Power (Concentrating Solar) Fail – Just Look At Spain

November 8, 2013 by


By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ How many times have you heard that there is a form of solar power that can indeed supply what is termed as Base Load Power? How many times have you heard the story of a solar plant in Spain that can supply power for 24 hours straight? How many times […]

Concentrating Solar – Failure – At Every Step

March 30, 2012 by


With Australia now having legislated to place a price on Carbon Dioxide emissions, the new talk is of of finding ways to replace those largest of all emitters, large scale coal fired power which produces 35 to 40% of all those man made CO2 emissions. Large scale Coal fired power has the distinct advantage of […]

Green Propaganda – Concentrating Solar Power Provides Baseload Power

November 21, 2011 by


Can Solar Power replace large scale coal fired power? Some people say yes, but if you are aware of the full range of all the facts, then that answer is, in all feasible reality, then no, it can’t. Some people have heard that one plant of this nature actually produced power for a full 24 […]

If This Is Our Green Future, Prepare For Lots Of Red

August 15, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Tony Windsor is excited, and the Sydney Morning Herald is supportive – but spot the critical fact missing from this report on the new solar energy future: AUSTRALIA should concentrate its clean energy funding on research, the federal independent MP Tony Windsor says… Mr Windsor, a member of the government’s multi-party climate […]

Solar Power Australia

June 20, 2011 by


The Australian Government is seeking to introduce legislation to place a cost on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions. The public is being told that this legislation is a necessary thing to reduce those emissions. This CO2 Tax is supposed to ‘drive’ the shift away from the major source of those emissions, Coal Fired Power Electrical Generation, […]

CO2 Emissions – Concentrating Solar Power – The (Failed) Saviour

June 5, 2011 by


We are told that for the sake of the Planet, we need to cut back on the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that so called ‘deadly’ Greenhouse Gas that is causing runaway Global Warming Climate Change. The so called main contributor of these emissions are those Coal Fired Power Plants. The fact that they can […]

Cost Of Replacing Australia’s Coal Fired Power – $210 Billion (Minimum)

May 23, 2011 by


Until you are aware of what the consequences are for reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions, then you are not aware of all the facts. Keep in mind that the figure of $210 Billion in the title is a conservative (on the low side) minimum because where possible, I will only use figures that are easy to […]

The Major Physical Impossibility Of Solar Thermal Power

October 14, 2010 by


This first part here may seem boring, but it is absolutely critical when discussing this matter. If you pass a single wire through a magnetic field, a flow of electrons is induced in that wire, hence, pretty basically, you have generated electrical power, the flow of electrons. So, it stands to reason that if that […]

Kerry Lieberman American Power Act – Unintended Consequences

May 16, 2010 by


The Carbon Cap and Trade part of this legislation specifically targets those coal fired power plants, and the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from them. It also targets those Natural Gas fired plants, because they too emit CO2. However, it also targets renewable power plants as well, and I’m willing to bet that this is an […]

One New Nuclear Power Plant – Oh Wow!

February 17, 2010 by


Yesterday, President Obama announced funding loans for the construction of a new Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia. This will be the first Nuclear Power Plant built in almost thirty years. One report of this story is at this link. The new plant will cost in the vicinity of $8 Billion. The major concentration was on […]

Renewable Power – Clean And Green – Well, Not Really

December 28, 2009 by


The last part of that title should really read Not At All. Let’s pretend for a minute that in this current trend of going clean and green that a medium to large sized city in the U.S. wants to cut back on its Carbon Dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions by closing down the large coal […]

The Future For Electrical Power After Waxman Markey And Kerry Boxer (Part 3)

November 4, 2009 by


PART THREE OF FOUR PARTS In the earlier 2 posts, I showed how the 2 Bills before Congress, the Waxman Markey Bill, and the Kerry Boxer Bill have the specific aim not to reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions, but just to impose a new tax on those emissions. Yesterday I showed how this tax, even though […]

The Limitations Of Renewable Power (Part 4)

August 28, 2009 by


CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER. UPDATE This Post was originally written in 2009. In the original Post, I used a reference to a site that had a simplified diagram which I used for explanation of this process. Since that time, that Project has folded and did not proceed to construction, and the link became invalid. Since that […]

The Limitations Of Renewable Power (Part 1)

August 25, 2009 by


The above image is of the Turbine/Generator room for the Number One Unit at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Facility. If you click on the image it will open in a new and larger window. I have purposely kept the image at such a large size so some of the detail can be best […]

The Outrageous Claims From The Renewable Power Sector (Part 2)

August 18, 2009 by


PART 2 OF 2 PARTS. That title of itself is a pretty bold statement, but it is one that can actually be backed up. Those supporters of the three ‘flavour of the month’ renewable power methods would be rightly offended at such a statement, but uninformed readers who go to these sites and see those […]

The Outrageous Claims From The Renewable Power Sector (Part 1)

August 17, 2009 by


PART 1 OF 2 PARTS. This Global Warming Climate Change debate has gotten out of hand now. There has been a huge shift now to the construction of renewable power plants. The three most talked about forms are Wind Power, and the two forms of Solar power, these being Solar Photovoltaic (PV) which uses the […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 8)

August 6, 2009 by


COSTING STRUCTURES. Proponents of Nuclear power who may actually be reading this series may be smugly sitting there thinking that I haven’t mentioned costings yet, because their fall back position is inevitably that these plants are just so expensive. They may think I have conveniently neglected to mention these costs, but actually, I have been […]

The Problem With Solar Thermal Power

July 25, 2009 by


In this mad rush towards the use of so called renewable power to replace existing coal fired power generation, many wild claims are being made. Because of that, those members of the public who have little knowledge of exactly how power is generated can be lured into believing that some of these methods actually can […]

Two New Solar Power Plants For California

June 20, 2009 by


THE WAY OF THE FUTURE? Two Companies have announced plans to construct Solar Electrical Generating plants in California, and in this post I will discuss them both. The plans have been announced with great fanfare, something that will no doubt gladden the hearts of environmentalists in that State, and also have the eyes of environmentalists […]