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    California Utility SCE signs contracts for 1.3GW of new renewable power (nearly all solar PV):

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    Unintended consequences, birds getting fried by concentrated solar thermal plant http://news.yahoo.com/emerging-solar...054013072.html

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    Ouch, and not just a few -- one estimate places the toll at 28,000/year. That's a small number in absolute terms (compared, say, to the bird death toll from domestic cats), but it must be a noticeable fraction of the birds that live in the Mojave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRP3 View Post
    Unintended consequences, birds getting fried by concentrated solar thermal plant http://news.yahoo.com/emerging-solar...054013072.html
    They need to put a giant snake on top of the collector to scare them off

    In all seriousness, they really do need to find some what to reduce the impact. Could be sounds, false magnet fields, or something else, but as solar plants become more common this will be a bigger issue.
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    I have never heard of a "false magnet field"??? Can you elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by liuping View Post
    They need to put a giant snake on top of the collector to scare them off

    In all seriousness, they really do need to find some what to reduce the impact. Could be sounds, false magnet fields, or something else, but as solar plants become more common this will be a bigger issue.
    It's not obvious why we need more concentrated solar plants. At $2.2bn for 140MW, it's not markedly cheaper than rooftop PV.

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    This is a nice article. Just like one of the comments says, they were doing so well until the last sentence......hahahaha.

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