World's Biggest Molten Salt Solar Tower Goes Up In Nev.

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 6:59 PM EST) -- California developer SolarReserve has completed a 540-foot Nevada solar tower that will generate 110 megawatts of power using molten salt storage technology — the first such project in the U.S. and the biggest molten salt plant in the world, the company said Thursday.

The tower, expected to be operational by 2013, will create energy by allowing sunlight to super-heat salt, which remains a liquid even when heated above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heated salt can be transferred to a steam generator to create power or stored...
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