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What is the real value of renewable energy ?

2016/06/22

For SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada, the power plant cost $975,000,000 to build and now powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day, Taxpayer Liability (76%): $737,000,000

“World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day. — Watts Up With That?

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While the plant has barely started operating, there is some production history.

The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month.

In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes.  This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.

(No word on the exact lifetime maintenance or repair and replacement costs when a tower just happens to burn itself down)

Guest post by David Middleton SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known […]

[Excerpt] via “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day. — Watts Up With That?

Not to worry…The problems with the math, always seem to have political solutions.

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