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  1. 19 Apr '10 16:43
    apostates!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solar_Project#Solar_Two
  2. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    25 Apr '10 19:42 / 1 edit
    Any reasoning why?
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    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. 26 Apr '10 23:18
    Originally posted by ua41
    Any reasoning why?
    if it was making money it would probably still be operating.