Crescent Dunes

Nevada concentrated solar power plant back online after eight-month outage

A first-of-its-kind solar plant in Central Nevada is back online and generating power after being down for repairs for eight months. The Crescent Dunes power plant, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas, returned to service July 12 and is delivering renewable energy to customers in Nevada, even at night, according [...]

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes project receives up to USD 78 million

Capital One Bank (McLean, VA, U.S.) has acquired a tax equity stake in the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project with an investment of up to USD 78 million, SolarReserve LLC (Santa Monica, California, U.S.) announced on January 17th, 2017. Crescent Dunes is a utility-scale CSP facility featuring SolarReserve's proprietary molten salt energy [...]

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Nevada’s Concentrated Solar Power plant: the next generation of solar energy technology?

In Nevada desert, the Crescent Dunes represent the latest technology for solar power plants. The solar power plant is not composed of photovoltaic panels like the ones that are installed on rooftops and in usual solar farms, but they are multifaceted mirrors made of glass, which follow the course [...]

Salt leak shuts down Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power plant

A small leak in a tank filled with molten salt has shut down a $1 billion solar plant in Central Nevada touted for its ability to generate electricity day or night. The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant outside Tonopah, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas, has been offline since late [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles north-west of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, each measuring 115 square metres, surround a tall central tower, which stands like a twinkling needle in the featureless landscape around it. [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility in Nevada is the first utility-scale concentrated solar plant that can provide electricity whenever it's needed most, even after dark.   Deep in the Nevada desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, a lone white tower stands 195 meters tall, gleaming like a [...]

24/7 Concentrated Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known [...]

Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power plant uses molten salt

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy, a 110 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, began full operation in February. Crescent Dunes uses an energy storage system that developers expect will be able to store enough thermal energy to generate electricity for up to 10 hours after sunset or on cloudy days [...]

Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power plant begins producing electricity

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy, a 110 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) electricity plant, began full operation in February, according to its press release. Crescent Dunes uses an energy storage system that developers expect will be able to store enough thermal energy to generate electricity for up to 10 hours [...]

Delta’s Solar Tracking Solution Contributes to Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power Project

Delta Group today announced its participation in SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, the world's largest concentrating solar power plant with integrated molten salt energy storage. A key part of the electricity generation operation, Delta's solar tracking solution offers industry leading performance and pointing accuracy to help synchronize and manage [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power Tower Is Online

SolarReserve’s breakthrough Crescent Dunes solar tower with thermal storage has successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity. With this milestone achieved, the CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) project has now passed the necessary test to begin full commercial operation under its 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NV Energy to [...]