Even Solar Energy Experts Never Look Up in the Sky

A pioneering solar energy plant in California, planned to produce enough energy to power 140,000 homes, isn’t delivering – due to a lack of sunlight and other weather anomalies. Altogether, it’s making the outlook cloudy for the $2.2 billion facility.

Originally heralded as a breakthrough in green energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located near the California-Nevada border, is producing just around half of its expected energy output for 2014.

“Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated,” the agency said in a statement, AP reported. …

Kaitlin Meese, an analyst at research firm Bentek Energy, said its early production figures “do not paint a strong picture for solar-thermal technology development.” Meanwhile, Dr Neil Fromer, an executive director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology said, “The operation of such plants is highly dependent on weather conditions, and predicting when and how strongly the sun will shine is not a perfect science. A little bit of inefficiency with mirrors can translate into a loss of power output ranging from small to significant,” AP reported. …


Apparently no one told them about the ongoing geoengineering (chemtrails) and like virtually all the other remotely controlled human drones wandering the landscape, they never bothered to look up in the sky.  But the loss of 50% of the expected output is a useful figure to know.   No relationship to the “polar vortex” of course.   But the sun doesn’t really power solar energy plants anyway.   It’s all a conspiracy theory.

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