Posts tagged: Crescent Dunes

Tiny Solar Thermal Power Plant Solves Gigantic Salt Problem

Tiny Solar Thermal Power Plant Solves Gigantic Salt Problem (via Clean Technica) We’ve been getting all excited about Ivanpah and Crescent Dunes, two new gigantic concentrating solar thermal projects in California and Nevada. Now let’s turn our attention to a third solar thermal plant at the Panoche Water and Drainage District… Tweet

A Climb Up the SolarReserve Solar Power Tower

Concentrating solar power with storage is coming soon—but how soon? SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes concentrating solar power (CSP) tower is set to be the tallest in the world at 640 feet. It’s still under construction. “The tower’s foundation has 900,000 pounds of steel reinforcing rods and 4,800 cubic yards of concrete and the tower has 800,000 […]