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Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

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The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada, uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors that coll
 
October 25 · Issue #1085 · View online
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The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada, uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors that collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. Seen here during its construction in 2015, the molten salt at its center then circulates from the tower to a storage tank, where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity.
In a recent report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) just declared solar to be the cheapest form of electricity worldwide, saying the cost per megawatt to build a solar plant is now cheaper than any fossil fuel facility.

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