Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Solar power ain't ready for prime time
The worlds biggest green-energy boondoggle is located in the Mojave Desert. The $2.2 Billion Ivanpah solar farm is necessarily heavily subsidized by taxpayers, has fried to death 3,500 birds in only 15 months of operation, only produces 40% of projected energy output, emits 46,000 metric tons of CO2 because it requires natural gas to operate, and we hear this week that misaligned mirrors caused wires in the 300 foot tower to catch fire.....heh heh heh.
Solar power is a nice idea on a small scale, maybe as a supplement, but it just doesn't work when applied on a large scale. If solar were so wonderful, why does it need so much, of any, natural gas to operate?
If solar power can't be a competitive source of energy in the market place, then it's not ready and taxpayers shouldn't be forced to subsidize this stupid industry.