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World's Largest Solar Plant Sets Itself on Fire

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TerraHertz:
From the "Nothing can possibly go wrong" department:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a20972/worlds-largest-solar-plant-sets-itself-on-fire/
World's Largest Solar Plant Sets Itself on Fire
Improperly aligned mirrors redirected the sun's rays at the wrong spot.


Oh, and from last year: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/03/02/test-at-tonopah-solar-project-ignites-hundreds-of-birds-in-mid-air/

SeanB:
Oops, not exactly easy to turn off the sun if you want to stop it either with a failed mirror bank.

coppice:
That seems like lousy design. With the ever present possibility of a mirror fault pumping energy onto any part of the faces of the towers, you'd think they would make those faces extremely heat resistant.

ruffy91:
Just make the face reflecting. The mirrors are focused on the tower so if you reflect the rays they are out of focus and won't hurt anyone.

lemmegraphdat:
More green jackassery.

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