Nevada Solar One

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Nevada Solar One is the third biggest solar power plant in the world, generating 64MW. It was built in Boulder City, Nevada.[1]

Nevada Solar One is a solar thermal power station and will use parabolic troughs, heating tubes of liquid (solar receivers). These solar receivers are specially coated tubes made of glass and steel.[2]

Nevada Solar One also uses a technology that collects extra heat by putting it into phase-changing molten salts. This energy can then be drawn on at night.[3]

Nevada Solar One started producing electricity in the June 2007.[4]

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  1. "ACCIONA invests 220 million euros in a solar thermal electric power plant in Nevada (USA)" (in Spanish). 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
  2. Schott: Glass made of ideas
  3. Nevada: Solar energy advances discussed
  4. Solar One is a "go" for launch

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