Solar power to light up Las Vegas at night
Las Vegas at night is a spectacular lightshow. It seems impossible to imagine this city being powered by solar power.
In the following days this incredible concept is about to become a reality.
SolarReserve’s new concentrated solar energy plant Crescent Dune is set to introduce a unique technology that will challenge the way the world currently thinks about renewable energy.
Crescent Dune situated near Tonopah in the Central Nevada Desert, 300kms north of Las Vegas, will capture and stores the sun’s power to reliably provide electricity whenever it’s needed most. Powering 75,000 homes, casinos and entertainment palaces during peak demand periods, even after dark. With zero emissions.
The unique and potential game-changing feature of this one billion dollar facility is the molten salt power tower technology with fully integrated energy storage. This cost effective power supply is cheaper than diesel and is therefore competitive with new build coal and gas generation.
The super battery holds 10 hours of molten salt storage that converts to deliver 110MW of base-load capacity to Las Vegas between the hours of 12 noon and midnight each day, when the city needs it most.community.
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