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Quick Ivanpah Check-In

The first half of Ivanpah’s Year 2 went a lot better than the first half of the three-unit solar power-tower plant’s Year 1.

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Some will claim this is all a result of the controversial plant using more natural gas to supplement sun power. But that might not be the case: Plant operator’s got permission in August last year to turn up the gas, but they actually ended up using less in the second half of the year. (Data on natural gas use is reported annually by the California Energy Commission, a few months after the end of the calendar year.)