Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air

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Uh, oh. From NatureWorldNews

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“It’s no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you’d likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.

And yet, that’s exactly what happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”

“According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of Land Management (NBLM) in Reno, as reported by Re Wire, a third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of Jan. 14, redirecting concentrated solar energy to a point 1,200 feet above the ground.”

“Unfortunately, about two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started…

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3 Responses to Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air

  1. […] not the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last. And this was just a test (via Public Secrets through Watts Up With […]

  2. Wind turbines shred us, solar power plants incinerate us. Why do environmentalists hate us poor little birds?

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