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Solar Thermal Plant in Nevada Hits a Milestone, So Does US Solar Industry: By Tina Casey | February 14th, 2012 0...

Solar Thermal Plant in Nevada Hits a Milestone, So Does US Solar Industry: By Tina Casey | February 14th, 2012 0...

The solar power company Solar Reserve has just announced a major construction milestone for its billion-dollar Crescent Dunes solar thermal project in Nevada, with the completion of the plant’s signature 540-foot central tower. That puts Crescent Dunes on track to begin operating in less than two years, following what has been a decades-long program of development, testing and demonstration for the company’s proprietary solar thermal technology. In that context, the tower is not only a big step for Solar Reserve, it is also a marker for a new period of accelerated growth in the solar industry, as new advances in solar tech emerge from the lab and achieve their commercial potential – with some help from us taxpayers, too. A government assist for solar power When President Obama made his pitch for “American-made” energy, he was including projects like Crescent Dunes. The pla...

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