Nevada Solar Farm Fries 130 Birds In 2 Hour Test

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The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project array is nearly ready to go partially online in Nevada. The $737 Million publicly Department Of Energy funded project is intended to produce 110 MW of energy. There’s just one problem.

130 birds were literally set on fire in mid flight during a recent test run in the span of 2 hours. This is because the array redirects solar energy to a point 1200 feet above ground, right in the flightpath of birds.  

Nature World News reports:

“About two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started noticing “streamers” – trails of smoke and steam caused by birds flying directly into the field of solar radiation. What moisture was on them instantly vaporized, and some instantly burst into flames – at least, until they began to frantically flap away. An estimated 130 birds were injured or killed during the test.”

“According to The Associated Press (AP), many biologists call the number of deaths “significant” and suspect that the streamers are caused by a chain of attraction – that is, insects are drawn towards the bright plant’s light, which in turn attracts birds looking to feast on crispy bugs.”

9 thoughts on “Nevada Solar Farm Fries 130 Birds In 2 Hour Test

  1. I like my bird dropped from about 100 feet with a good singe on it. Asparagus spears and a little rice pilaf on the side with a glass of red wine. 😆

  2. Hi Funny Farmer,

    Your statement would be true for PV Arrays (Photo-Voltaic).

    This is not a PV System.

    There are basically two kinds of Solar-Power Systems:

    1 – Solar-Electric (such as the PV panels on someones house)

    2 – Solar-Thermal: One type of Solar-Thermal uses mirrors to concentrate sunlight on a central pipe (as in a trough system),.. or to a central tower, as in this system.

    This was my professional field,… SBSP (Space Based Solar Power) Systems, and GBSP (Ground Based Solar Power) Systems.

    These concentrated sunrays can EASILY set a bird on fire instantely!

    At the Inauguration of this facility:

    SPEAKER: (… PA system squeal…),.. tap,.. tap, tap,… Oh,.. ok,…. well ,… we’d like to thank everyone for coming today!

    As you know,.. there were a few concerns by the enviromentalists,… but, we can assure you,.. that no birds will (POOF! – A bird explodes into flames and falls to the ground burning…),… will uhhhhh,… (POOF!),….. be,…. (POOF!),…. harmed ,… (POOF!),… in (POOF!),… any (POOF!),… way! (POOF!).

    Well,.. that concludes (POOF!),… our (POOF!),… opening! (Poof!, Poof!,… Poof!)

    JD – US Marines – Gee,… who could have predicted that!!??


  3. They have known this for over a year. Birds have been getting fried for awhile. I found out about this from one of the people I know that works on the project. The worlds most expensive microwave.

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