Posts tagged: Smith

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 […]

Green Tech In A Sustainable Home: Retaining The Human Touch

How do green and energy-efficient technologies fit into the whole concept of a sustainable home? Among the green tech and energy-efficient features being built into a contemporary home under construction in Hingham, Mass., are solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, electronic lighting control, passive solar heating, staggered stud construction, ZIP System structural wall panels and […]

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 […]