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Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant

Groundbreaking

February 2006

Start of operation

June 2007

Output

64MW

Plant type

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant

Location

Eldorado Valley, near Boulder City (south of Las Vegas)

Area

140 hectares of desert in Nevada, US

Estimated investment

$262m

Employment

Up to 850 people (average 400) in construction, 28 full-time staff

Main construction contractor

EPC

Plant developer/operator

Acciona/Solargenix Energy

Parabolic trough collectors

Solargenix SGX-1 (organic hubbing structure developed by Gossamer Spaceframes)

Backup UVAC receivers

Solel

Mirrors

Flabeg

Aluminium tracking frames for mirrors

Hydro (Phoenix, Arizona)

Vacuum tube receivers

Schott

Utility

Nevada Power

Collectors

Solargenix SGX-1parabolic trough collectors

Turbine

75MW Siemens reheat steam turbine

Fuel

Solar
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