27 May '12, 7pm

The Crescent Dunes Solar Power Plant #solaranalytics #pv

The Crescent Dunes Solar Power Plant #solaranalytics #pv

The Crescent Dunes Solar Power Plant 05/27/2012 from EcoFriend Tweet A Federal government-funded massive solar tower is under the final stages of construction in the desert north of Tonopah, Nevada. The 600 foot solar cell-studded skyscraper is meant to produce power for the nearby houses. Situated in the deep desert the huge concrete shaft looks quite striking. As it turns operational, the tower will be surrounded by an ocean of mirrors to concentrate more light and heat to the tower. The solar power plant, called the Crescent Dunes, will utilize the intense heat and unobstructed sunlight in the desert to generate power. Thanks to 10,000 mirrors, also called the heliostats around the location, light from sun will be highly concentrated on the tower. As a result, it can produce a huge amount of power, says Brain Painter, the manager of Solar Reserve Construction. The inten...

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