SolarReserve has seen no bird deaths at its 110 MW Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada since it changed the standby algorithm on the plant.
Far from the “28,000 fried birds!!” touted by desert solar opponents, the Ivanpah solar power tower project yielded only 695 actual avian detections in its first year of operations.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, currently the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, is located in the California Mojave Desert, southwest of Las Vegas.
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The company's main push now is the Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel's Negev desert.
With its claim of 28,000 dead birds from Ivanpah, the Associated Press syndicated a story on every front page in America, spreading alarm about concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, which was not grounded in facts, but
For each power source — wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, and coal — the data on bird deaths is gathered from different advocacy and industry groups, academic institutions, and government sources.
There seems to be some hysteria online about bird deaths associated with the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power plant in California.
Last month, Abengoa received loans of $142 million from the African Development Bank for Xina Solar One, a 100-megawatt, $884 million concentrated solar power project in South Africa.
It’s an exciting time for concentrated solar power, as UCS recently communicated its new report, Solar Energy on the Rise.
A lot has been written about the impact concentrated solar thermal power tower technology – like that used at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System – has on birds.
Concentrated solarthermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than cars, cats or mobile-phone towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life.