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Ambitious New Solar-Energy Plant Could Be Hazardous to Pilots



Solar-energy solutions have become one of the most important modern components in making sustainable energy a reality, but an unforeseen issue at one massive solar thermal plant in California could put a damper on progress.

Based on reports from pilots flying over the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, glare from the plant’s massive heliostat mirror array has obstructed the vision of some pilots, presenting a potential hazard for aircrafts flying overhead

Although one prominent air-traffic-controller complaint was filed last year, according to Quartz, the Aviation Safety Reporting System didn’t officially register the complaint until this month. In it, the official said: Read more…

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