Posts tagged: Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

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

Salt-Based Solar Thermal Power Plant Takes Shape In Nevada

Salt-Based Solar Thermal Power Plant Takes Shape In Nevada (via Clean Technica) The notorious Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant near Tonopah, Nevada passed another milestone this month, as workers finished placing receiver panels on top of a 540-foot tower that forms the centerpiece of the facility. Crescent Dunes is based on molten salt thermal technology […]

Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

By the spring, this 540-foot tower will have a 100-foot receiver on top of it and there will be a field of 10,000 billboard size mirrors around the tower to produce electricity from the sun 10 to 15 hours a day. (Credit: SolarReserve) SolarReserve has completed the central point of a solar project that uses […]