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ⓘ Nevada Solar One is the third biggest solar power plant in the world, generating 64MW. It was built in Boulder City, Nevada. Nevada Solar One is a solar thermal ..




Nevada Solar One
                                     

ⓘ Nevada Solar One

Nevada Solar One is the third biggest solar power plant in the world, generating 64MW. It was built in Boulder City, Nevada.

Nevada Solar One is a solar thermal power station and will use parabolic troughs, heating tubes of liquid solar receivers. These solar receivers are specially coated tubes made of glass and steel.

Nevada Solar One also uses a technology that collects extra heat by putting it into phase-changing molten salts. This energy can then be drawn on at night.

Nevada Solar One started producing electricity in the June 2007.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • Ten facts about solar thermal power
  • Nevada Solar One video Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  • Largest solar power plant in a generation to be built in Nevada