20 May '11, 6pm

US funds 'tallest molten salt tower in the world':

US funds 'tallest molten salt tower in the world':

Nevada could soon be home to the tallest molten salt tower in the world, and it doesn’t want to hear any jokes about possible Vegas-Sodom-Gomorrah-Lot’s wife connections. This is all about energy: clean solar power and cutting-edge energy storage. The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is on its way to moving forward now that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has offered a conditional commitment for a $737 million load guarantee for the proposed 100-megawatt molten salt concentrating solar power (CSP) tower plant. The funding is just a small part of the $8 billion the DOE has committed in loan guarantees for solar generation projects … proof of the utility-scale investment now being seen in renewables. Sponsored by SolarReserve LLC, the Crescent Dunes project will be the first of its kind in the US. The deployment of molten salt technology will allow the plant to store ex...

Full article: http://www.greenbang.com/us-funds-tallest-molten-salt-tow...

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