Crecent Dunes Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Tonopah – 110 MWe
Close to Tonopah (Nevada) a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant with a net capacity of 110MWe has been built. This plant is based on central tower technology and a heliostat solar field, with molten salts being directly heated in a central receiver. It is the biggest plant of its kind in the world and the first in the US.
The final client is Solar Reserve and the project is funded by the DOE (Department of Energy).
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