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The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel

Posted By: Tom_Weiss

The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 12:47 PM

I guess the age of Coal is just about over as more and more of these are built, with the rise of global temperatures and desertification, in some countries these also could start to replace hydroelectric dams over time.

https://twitter.com/migdalser/status/1098916651330953216

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3745337,00.html
Posted By: No105_Archie

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 01:32 PM

Cool....well probably not "cool" ........but very interesting article. smile
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 03:09 PM

Bah. Private company. frown
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 03:55 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Bah. Private company. frown



Yeah, everyone knows private companies are evil.


screwy
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:12 PM

Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Bah. Private company. frown



Yeah, everyone knows private companies are evil.


screwy


You're a glass half-empty kinda guy, aren't ya?

The reason I'm sad the company is private, is because I can't INVEST IN THE COMPANY AND PROFIT.






Oh. Are those crickets I hear now?

duh
Posted By: CyBerkut

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:15 PM

Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
... in some countries these also could start to replace hydroelectric dams over time.


Why?
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:20 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Bah. Private company. frown



Yeah, everyone knows private companies are evil.


screwy


You're a glass half-empty kinda guy, aren't ya?

The reason I'm sad the company is private, is because I can't INVEST IN THE COMPANY AND PROFIT.






Oh. Are those crickets I hear now?

duh



Well here's a suggestion for the future: write out what you mean.

It isn't as if you've never expressed anti-capitalist ideas before now is it?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:21 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Bah. Private company. frown



Yeah, everyone knows private companies are evil.


screwy


You're a glass half-empty kinda guy, aren't ya?

The reason I'm sad the company is private, is because I can't INVEST IN THE COMPANY AND PROFIT.






Oh. Are those crickets I hear now?

duh



Ah. You meant "private" as in it's not publicly traded. That throws off a lot of people.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:29 PM

We call them private in the investing world. smile


Hence private equity funds which hold shares of private companies.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:30 PM

Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Bah. Private company. frown



Yeah, everyone knows private companies are evil.


screwy


You're a glass half-empty kinda guy, aren't ya?

The reason I'm sad the company is private, is because I can't INVEST IN THE COMPANY AND PROFIT.






Oh. Are those crickets I hear now?

duh



Well here's a suggestion for the future: write out what you mean.

It isn't as if you've never expressed anti-capitalist ideas before now is it?




How about you not be so quick to the trigger?
Posted By: Tom_Weiss

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 04:39 PM

Originally Posted by CyBerkut
Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
... in some countries these also could start to replace hydroelectric dams over time.


Why?



with temperatures rising worldwide, glaciers are melting faster and faster and they feed the rivers on which those hydroelectric dams rely.

the effects of global warming in Latin America are now being factored in specially in Brazil which relied until recently mostly in power generated by hydroelectric dams, wind and solar power share is rising faster than ever before in Brazil.





Posted By: Arthonon

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 05:56 PM

Meh, we've had one of those in Nevada for years:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/peek-inside-nevada-solar-plant-247-power-molten-salt/#/7
Posted By: CyBerkut

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 08:16 PM

Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
Originally Posted by CyBerkut
Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
... in some countries these also could start to replace hydroelectric dams over time.


Why?



with temperatures rising worldwide, glaciers are melting faster and faster and they feed the rivers on which those hydroelectric dams rely.

the effects of global warming in Latin America are now being factored in specially in Brazil which relied until recently mostly in power generated by hydroelectric dams, wind and solar power share is rising faster than ever before in Brazil.


More water feeding the rivers feeding the hydro plants would make the plants able to generate more power, if anything. If the additional water is more than they need or can use, that can be bypassed. I'm not seeing a reason there, to shut down hydro plants.

More wind and solar is fine, if they make sense for the given circumstances. Diversifying sources of power for the grid is a good thing to do. Hydroelectric power is the original form of "green" electrical generation. Hydro was green long before being green was cool.
Posted By: CyBerkut

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 08:51 PM

Originally Posted by Arthonon


Ayup!

Torched quite a few birds, too. Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air

I didn't go look for data on a yearly total. Everything has trade-offs.

I like the molten salt design allowing it to generate power 24/7. A lot of the Photovoltaic plants do not include storage.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/22/19 09:05 PM

Just open a rotisserie next to the plant.

Crispy's Solar Fries

Or something like that. smile
Posted By: Mad Max

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/23/19 05:49 AM

It looks like a big fat target to me. But that's how I am.
Posted By: Spidey

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/23/19 11:38 PM

Kind lf curious what kind of maintenence needed to keep those panels clear to be absorbing at good efficiency. Not sure if there would be a lot of sand accumulations in that region or not.
Posted By: Crane Hunter

Re: The Eye of Sauron - found in Israel - 02/23/19 11:47 PM

Looks a bit like...

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