SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects, says it has completed the 540-foot solar power tower for its 110 MW Crescent Dunes project, under construction near Tonopah, Nev. The Crescent Dunes plant will be the first in the U.S. with fully integrated energy storage, according to the company.
The project is jointly owned by SolarReserve, ACS Cobra and Santander. ACS Cobra's Nevada-based affiliate, Cobra Thermosolar Plants Inc., is the general contractor for the project and is utilizing Nevada and regional subcontractors to perform the work.
Construction of the facility began in September 2011 and currently has over 100 workers on-site. To date, orders for the project have been placed for equipment and services in more than 20 states, SolarReserve adds. The plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2013.