31 Oct '13, 5pm

Ivanpah’s Special Connection to The Lord of the Rings: I don't even know what Isengard is --

Ivanpah’s Special Connection to The Lord of the Rings: I don't even know what Isengard is --

I don't even know what Isengard is -- but apparently this has the GTM solar analysts all aflutter. Here's Isengard . According to the Lord of the Rings Wiki, Isengard "was one of the three Fortresses of Gondor." (Note that Ivanpah 1 is one of only three large-scale CSP facilities.) It's extremely hot in Isengard. The Mojave is one of the hottest places on earth (but it's a dry heat). Isengard is made of a circular stone wall surrounding a plain, in the center of which was the Tower of Orthanc. Ivanpah is circular and employs about 170,000 large mirrors, in the center of which is a large tower and boiler. Isengard was built by Orcs, I imagine, while Ivanpah was built by more than 500 well-trained humans. Ivanpah had a desert tortoise issue which was extensively (and expensively) dealt with. Isengard had a tortoise-clearing event at which the tortoises were shelled, roasted ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Ivanpahs-Spec...

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