Study confirms aviation hazard from solar plant


A federal laboratory has released its report on hazards from glare at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County and the risk that glare poses to aviation in the area. That report isn’t good news for those flying between L.A. and Vegas.

… a study from the Sandia National Laboratories published on the California Energy Commission website Thursday found that significant and potentially hazardous amounts of glare are created when the facility’s heliostats are in what the operators call “standby position,” the default position for heliostats not aimed directly at the plant’s boilers.

Ivanpah Glare 7-17-14 Source:

Ivanpah Glare 7-17-14 Source:

18. July 2014 by Jason Hayes
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