Posts tagged: Nevada

Can The Gigafactory Run On Just Renewable Energy?

By: Christopher DeMorro Last week an area outside of Reno, Nevada was chosen as the site of the first Tesla battery Gigafactory. In addition to bringing 6,500 much-needed jobs and a cutting-edge manufacturing facility to Nevada, Elon Musk has also promised to power the Gigafactory using only its own, green energy sources. Can it be […]

Solar power company expanding in Las Vegas

By Vanessa Murphy 8 News NOW LAS VEGAS — One company’s expansion could mean cheaper electricity and more jobs here in southern Nevada. California-based Solar City wants to make Las Vegas its second headquarters. The company is offering a new plan for homeowners and businesses to get solar power, which it says will lower utility […]

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

Apple makes progress on its solar-powered data center in Reno

Construction of Apple’s data center in Reno, Nevada, is well under way according to the local Reno Gazette Journal. The paper reported that earlier this summer, Apple finished building the first phase of the data center — a 2.5 MW, 20,000 square-foot portion — and just recently completed the second phase, which has buildings for […]

Apple plans solar panel farm for data center in Reno

New facility near $1 billion data center in northern Nevada will be capable of producing 18 to 20 megawatts of power. Apple plans to build a solar farm to power a new data center in Reno, Nev., in keeping with the company’s goal of having its data centers run by renewable energy. The company has […]