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Solar Power Plant Risks Shutdown 0 N. Cepriaso, Advanced Vision E/M Co. Knowledge share: article from Gineers Now magazine, June 2016 issue. A $2.2 billion solar power project in California, the largest in the world, is recently on shaky ground for being unable to meet its expected power output to deliver to Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. This has put Ivanpah power plant in a position at risk for a shutdown if they don’t redeem themselves in the one-year allowance given to them. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System generates electricity through its 170,000 mirrors planted on the ground which reflects sunlight to 450-foot high towers with boilers that is heated up to create steam. Their unconventional system was put into hot water by environmentalists for burning thousands of birds to death; and now much to the delight of their critics, the plant is near shut down for failing to produce the required power. Another issue that this power plant has faced is its much more expensive electricity compared to the conventional power plants that acquire solar energy from photovoltaic cells. They have a year to turn this all around if Ivanpah doesn’t want to be forced to go into dark.   http://www.psme-jwr.org/index.php/forum/discussion/16-solar-power-plant-risks-shutdown  
by N. Cepriaso, Advanced Vision E/M Co.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Renewable Energy 2 R. Gomeseria, ARCADIS/Hyder Consulting Is waste-to-energy considered in the renewable energy act? This will solve the problem of garbage and generate electricity. Metro Manila's garbage alone can generate sufficient energy for Metro Manila. Aside from small pilot projects in various parts of PH (some have failed, while some were scam), no one seems to be serious. Why is it that big power companies does not invest in it? What's the politics behind, if any????????????
by N. Cepriaso, Advanced Vision E/M Co.
Sunday, December 18, 2016