Tonopah, Nevada, has a 110 megawatt solar thermal power plant called Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. It will start operating later this year and will provide power for 75,000 homes. The anticipated to cost is a bit less than $1 billion.
This solar power plant can operate 24/7 – hot salt in a big tank stores energy for use at night. A truly large-scale project. An overview video describes this.
I processed a balanced HDR photo from two RAW exposures.
— © Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 2 RAW exposures, NEX-6, SEL-55210, _DSC1692_3_hdr2bal1d
By PeterThoeny on 2015-06-30 20:58:02