SolarReserve clears major hurdle for its Crescent Dunes Concentrating Solar Power project in Nevada.
SolarReserve’s 110 megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar energy project, near Tonopah, Nev., got an important nod from the Department of the Interior (DOI) last month when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the project. Despite some other outstanding permits, the company is on target to start construction on the project in 2011.
While some large-scale solar thermal projects are experiencing difficulty gaining financing or breaking ground, like Tessera Solar’s projects, SolarReserve has not experienced such issues, said SolarReserve spokesperson Andi Plocek. “We’re definitely going on schedule,” she said. “The technologies are very different, and we’re very lucky that we had the project Solar 2 to show