NV Energy Solar Project
This is an article about NV Energy Projects. Not all energy projects in Nevada are dead. Solar is still alive.
Nevada’s largest solar generating station is currently under construction near Tonopah in the southwestern portion of the state. The 110- megawatt Crescent Dunes solar energy project will use more than 17,000 heliostat mirrors to focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing from this 640-foot-tall solar
power tower to underground storage tanks. This system will allow NV Energy customers to benefit from solar energy even after the sun goes down.
Utility-scale solar energy projects primarily include solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that convert sunlight into an electric current using the photoelectric effect, or concentrated solar power (CSP) that uses mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small heat beam that is used as a heat source for a conventional power plant.
Both systems are used to benefit NV Energy customers, and most involve long-term power purchase agreements.
Solar Facilities that Serve NV Energy Customers
Apex Nevada Solar – 20.0 megawatts
This solar photovoltaic project located 30 miles north of Las Vegas is owned by Southern Power Company in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy. It came on line in 2012 and utilizes a highly efficient single-access tracking technology to direct solar panels to track the sun as it moves across the sky.
Crescent Dunes – 110.0 megawatts
Owned by SolarReserve, this concentrated solar power tower with thermal energy storage project came on line in 2015. Thanks to its molten salt energy storage system, it has the ability to produce energy for NV Energy customers during nighttime hours or cloudy periods.
Las Vegas Valley Water District (6 projects) – 3.0 megawatts
Six Las Vegas-area solar photovoltaic projects totaling 3.0 megawatts owned and operated by PowerLight Corporation. These installations began producing electricity in 2006 and 2007.
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