SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, says it has reached a new milestone in construction of its 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar project near Tonopah, Nev.
The company has completed the assembly of the molten salt receiver panels that sit on top of the 540-foot solar power tower for the concentrating solar power plant. More than 450 construction workers are currently on-site, adds Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve.
The project closed financing and initiated construction in September 2011 and is scheduled to complete construction and start plant commissioning at the end of 2013. Electricity production is expected to begin by the end of the year. A 25-year power purchase agreement is in place with Nevada-based NV Energy.