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Ivanpah Solar Furnaces, California.
Lens: 8,8 - 220,0 mm Camera: Canon G3X compact Photo Location: Ivanpah, CA Shutter Speed: 1/640s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 03-29-2019, 01:21 PM

The Ivanpah Solar Furnaces are located along Interstate-15 near the California-Nevada stateline. A sight to behold !

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Nice shot! I'm surprised it's not releasing more smoke.
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That is interesting. I had to Google it. Never knew such a thing existed. Nice shot of it.
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Nice shot! I'm surprised it's not releasing more smoke.
Smoke of any amount would indicate that something is seriously wrong with the system... of course, brightly illuminated hazy air is another matter! 😉

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A field of concave mirrors focuses sunlight on top of the tower where water heats up and boils. The steam generated powers electrical turbines in a closed circuit, so no smoke is produced. Totally ecological power generating plant.
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Are those things that burn the flying birds alive?
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That sure looks like a few birds on top of the towers? Can you crop in there? It would be interesting to know. (I am not suggesting they are trapped there because if they took off they would burst into flames. )
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No birds on the towers of the Solar Furnaces.

I can't see any birds on top of the towers, sorry ! This must be awfully hot by the way.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
This must be awfully hot
I figured it would be. But the white shapes looked a bit bird-like which was rather puzzling. Thanks for cropping in.
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Most interesting, we’d never be able operate these things in Scotland, unless they can work on rainwater too.
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