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nevada solar one

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just outside of boulder city, nevada lies this brand new solar power plant that is scheduled to be turned on next month according to the energy blog.  called nevada solar one, it is similar to something we discussed before in arizona; this plant uses solar parabolic troughs to heat oil running through specially coated pipes which, in turn, spins turbines.  covering some 300 acres, or 13,068,000 square feet, nevada solar one features 760 mirror arrays at about 100 meters each.  there are a staggering 184,000 mirrors at nevada solar one.  the plant is scheduled to produce approximately 64 megawatts of power which should be enough to power well over 50,000 homes with 100% renewable and environmentally friendly energy.

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16 March 2007 - Posted by | green, society, urban planning

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