1. silicon valley
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    19 Apr '10 16:43
    apostates!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solar_Project#Solar_Two
  2. Standard memberua41
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    25 Apr '10 19:421 edit
    Any reasoning why?
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
    howling mad
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    26 Apr '10 16:57
    Originally posted by ua41
    Any reasoning why?
    It was decommissioned in 1999 .... only the structure remained until late last year.

    From Wiki

    "Due to the success of Solar Two, a commercial power plant, called Solar Tres Power Tower, is being built in Spain by Torresol Energy using Solar One and Solar Two's technology for commercial electrical production of 15 MW.[4] Solar Tres will be three times larger than Solar Two with 2,493 heliostats, each with a reflective surface of 96 m². The total reflective area will be 240,000 m² (2.6 million ft²😉. They will be made of a highly reflective glass with metal back to cut costs by about 45%. A larger molten nitrate salt storage tank will be used giving the plant the ability to store 600 MWh, allowing the plant to run 24x7 during the summer."
  4. silicon valley
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    26 Apr '10 23:18
    Originally posted by ua41
    Any reasoning why?
    if it was making money it would probably still be operating.
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