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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 […]

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 […]

2020 20-20-20 (Part 3)

December 15, 2008 by


THE FIRST AND THIRD TARGETS In conjunction with parts 1 and 2, this relates to the Climate Change Conference just concluded in Poland The first target is that they hope to reduce emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Greenhouse Gas by a factor of 20% by the year 2020. The second target means they want to […]

Why The Environment Debate Really Is Just About The Money (Part 3)

November 14, 2008 by


WHAT AL GORE NEGLECTS TO TELL YOU (Part 3 of 3 parts) I left these last two excerpts from this weekend Op Ed from Al Gore till this last post because they are linked together, and even though they sound feasible on the surface, they have complexities behind them that will make them virtually undeliverable. […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 25)

May 13, 2008 by


SOLAR POWER (Part 3) This shows the now decommissioned Solar Two mirror array near Barstow California in the Mojave Desert. It uses nearly 2,000 heliostat tracking mirrors focussed on the tower and it produced 10 MW of power. It was decommissioned in 1999 and is now used for research by the University of California Davis. […]