Skip to comments.The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself
Posted on 05/20/2016 4:16:51 PM PDT by aquila48
Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the worlds largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plants workers suffered through a real hellscape, too.
A small fire was reported yesterday morning at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California, forcing a temporary shutdown of the facility. Its now running at a third of its capacity (a second tower is down due to scheduled maintenance), and its not immediately clear when the damaged tower will restart. Its also unclear how the incident will impact Californias electricity supply.
Putting out the blaze was not easy task, either. Firefighters were forced to climb 300 feet up a boiler tower to get to the scene. Officials said the fire was located about two-thirds up the tower. Workers at the plant actually managed to subdue the flames by the time firefighters reached the spot, and it was officially extinguished about 20 minutes after it started.
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Eagles are safe for a little while.
How else will the mismanagement be hidden from the investigators . . . probably another Solyndra funneling millions to n0bama and friends.
Singing “Great Balls of Fire”.
They built the tower out of flammable material?
There’s a great idea...
This could be like...China Syndrome..sar.
Uses a lot of natural gas (exceeds carbon allotment) for cloudy times and to keep up heat over night.
The scam project is burning itself down...IRONIC?....understand they get many tax subsidies and TAX funding as we speak. So who are the idiot’s? I have loathed this whole plant since it’s “whacko bird’s” thought it up. Don’t forget the piping system they have has been troubled with the leak’s of the hot fluid which transfer heat to the water to create the steam....how many simple gas fired boilers could have been built to obtain the same outcome? Minus the avian loss .....f kin corrupt animals in D C could care less.....burn those “whacko birds.”
"....eh..a little smudge stick here,a paper clip here...remember not a peep!"
|"I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
Maybe the Sun should be investigated as the source for global warming?
That would be a better starting point than carbon, CO2, automobiles, cows, coal, and, (shudder,) “chemtrails!”
OR, outlaw all solar power. After all it caused a FIRE!
Oh now what is Hillary’s job plan going to do??? I heard she was planning on making solar as her job economy...guess not now...ROFL....
Sorry those people are out of work, but Trump will fix it, just give him your vote, and you’ll be back to work before long....give it to the ‘Butcher of Benghazi’ and you’ll never see a job again!!!
Sure hope they had a way to swing the morrors away from the tower while men were working around it. You cannot even look at the think when it is fired up. Blinding intense white hot.
I hope all those West Virginia former $50 an hour plus benefits coal miners that are now working as $15 an hour without benefit solar pane washers were not hurt!
When you are working with 133 megawatts of power, you really need to watch where you’re aiming!
Outlet temp (after heating the steam) is 1050 F! No telling how hot it gets on a plain target!
It went from taxpayer boondoggle to an insurance scam without ever really passing through a power generator phase
"Solar energy, when will people learn?"
“Firefighters were forced to climb 300 feet up a boiler tower to get to the scene.”