David Kirkpatrick

October 26, 2010

World’s largest solar installation coming to California

Via KurzweilAI.net — That’s some serious solar capacity.

US approves world’s biggest solar energy project in California

October 26, 2010 by Editor

The U.S. Department of Interior approved on Monday a permit for Solar Millennium, LLC to build the largest solar energy project in the world — four  plants at the cost of one billion dollars each — in southern California.

The project is expected to generate up to 1,000 Megawatts of energy, enough electricity to annually power more than 300,000 single-family homes, more than doubling the solar electricity production capacity of the U.S.

Once constructed, the Blythe facility will reduce CO2 emissions by nearly one million short tons per year, or the equivalent of removing more than 145,000 cars from the road. Additionally, because the facility is “dry-cooled,” it will use 90 percent less water than a traditional “wet-cooled” solar facility of this size. The Blythe facility will also help California take a major step toward achieving its goal of having one third of the state’s power come from renewable sources by the year 2020.

The entire Blythe Solar Power Project will generate a total of more than 7,500 jobs, including 1,000 direct jobs during the construction period, and thousands of additional indirect jobs in the community and throughout the supply chain. When the 1,000 MW facility is fully operational it will create more than 220 permanent jobs.

Adapted from materials provided by Solar Millennium, LLC.

 

 

 

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    National seminar on Power and Energy (NCPE11) on April 20 th and 21st
    at C.I.T organized by Cape Renewable Energy Research center during
    eminent scientists gathering :
    Motto to Design a clean city:

    Design of curved solar panels to support windmill output by fixing over the tubular wind tower will be a better hybridized utility of renewable energy source. In addition compressed air storage energy capacity banks must be provided to compensate during wind velocity failures. As pumped storage capacity banks storage at a height can be utilized to produce electricity at Pelton wheel points, we could tap out additional energy.. The agro out put plants can be grown nearby in households area, better utilization of the land escalation value as well as for water utilization. Let us grow biodiesel seeds for
    improving the ENFUSE products,with mini energy parks.
    Design lunar cubits of pyramid type faces in buldings to utilize both solar and dark energy ,lunar rays using negativerefractive index hybrdized materials with blackcrystal doping in selenium telluroid.A new concept in solar panels to utilize the VIBGIYOR QUBITS of wave lenths as well as the sperromagnetic differntal emission of solar magneticfields using self adaptive optic lattices .Solar rays are of fire,earth,air ,water affined polaritons of four quadrant cyclic for which a new design is required .
    This must be achieved by using sperro-magnetic self adaptive optic lattices that can be utilized as revolutionary solar panels.
    Sankaravelayudhan Nandakumar,Project Coordinator ,Cape Renewable Energy Research Center,Cape Institute of Technology

    Comment by sankaravelayudahn nandakumar — April 21, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

  2. Design a clean city:
    Design of curved solar panels to support windmill output by fixing over the tubular wind tower will be a better hybridized utility of renewable energy source. In addition compressed air storage energy capacity banks must be provided to compensate during wind velocity failures. As pumped storage capacity banks storage at a height can be utilized to produce electricity at Pelton wheel points,wecould tap out additional energy.. The agro out put plants can be utilized in households as well as for water utilization. Let us grow biodiesel seeds for improving the ENFUSE products.
    Sankaravelayudhan Nandakumar ,Project coordinator ,CRERC.
    Lunar Cubit is a timekeeper, a monthly calendar, allowing viewers to measure time
    through the eight lunar phases represented by a ring of eight pyramids encircling one central pyramid. All nine are proportional to the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Giza and scaled using the royal cubit but they’re not made from stone; they’re made of glass and amorphous silicon, giving them the appearance of onyx polished to a mirror finish. Supported from within, the façade of the pyramids is neatly seamless, like the face of a skyscraper, crisp against the heavens, reaching from base to tip, unbroken except for two silver streaks like rays of light scribing each face into two equal triangles and one diamond. Using frameless solar panels reduces embodied energy by nearly 30%, reducing time to be energy positive from seven years to five years. Around the pyramids flow natural stone paths in a repeating pattern that mirrors buried electrical cables, conducting electrons from the outer pyramids to the central pyramid where inside they are transformed into AC energy and transmitted to the Utility Grid. Co-locating walking paths and conduit runs minimizes the footprint of disturbed land during the construction allowing the maximum amount of natural ecosystem to remain untouched.Nine pyramids resting on tan sand; encircled by distant trees; antiquity gilded with.
    GaAsN and GaMnAs for high efficiency solar cell and thermoelectrics. Using 45 degree notched multi reflective solar photo voltaic cells with black crystal doping:
    Materials with a negative index of refraction also exhibit a reversed version of the ordinary Goos-Hänchen effect. In the ordinary version, light “slips” a little before reflecting during total internal reflection. The “slip” is actually a slight displacement of the light’s wave crests from their expected location — a “phase slip”. But for a material of negative refractive index, the light slips backwards. This allows for resonant states where light gets trapped in thin films. Maybe this can be used to make better solar cells.
    Research works at CRERC:
    The maximum amount of radiated heat intensity which can be transferred from a black body of refractive index DBB to an object of refractive index DOBJ located a short distance away is shown to be nsmaller2 times the free space Planck distribution where nsmaller is the smaller of nBB and nOBJ, and where nBB and nOBJ are assumed greater than unity. The implication is that the radiative power spectral density within a thermo photo voltaic cell could be designed to be much greater than the free space Planck distribution. The maximum radiative intensity transferred occurs when the index of the black body matches that of the object at wavelengths where the Planck distribution is sizeable. A simple expression is found for the transferred radiative intensity as a function of the refractive indices of and the distance separating, the black body and the object. This expression is interpreted in terms of the specific black body modes which are evanescent in the space between the black body and the object and which make the largest contribution to the transmission of radiation. The black body, the object, and the region are all modeled as lossless dielectrics

    Comment by sankaravelayudahn nandakumar — April 21, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

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