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  •  CSP can be a 24/7 source. (4+ / 0-)

    Small units like this one are not likely to retain power generation capability overnight, but large CSP plants can be designed with that in mind.

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    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:08:03 PM PDT

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    •  A single unit (4+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, KenBee, cotterperson, Ashaman

      What you're seeing in these videos is just one single unit. The plumbing is designed to connect together into enormous runs of collectors. My hope is that our solar plants will be upwards of a square kilometer in size. Literally 60,000 of these units.

      But the size is all just a matter of upfront costs. What is more important is that they can pay for themselves very quickly. Whether we make 100KW plants or 100MW plants doesn't matter. If they are a good financial investment people will invest in them.

      It's time for cheaper solar power! Zenman Energy

      by ZenManProject on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:44:34 PM PDT

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