Solar

Full Steam Ahead for Nevada Solar Project

Boulder City, Nevada [CNET News.com] The Nevada Solar One power plant is essentially a tea kettle, just one that happens to take up 300 acres and can provide enough power for 15,000 homes. The plant, which will start to generate electricity for nearby Las Vegas in April, consists of approximately 184,000 mirrors arranged in long, parabolic arrays that focus the sun’s energy on a receiver — a metal tube filled with oil that’s encased in specialized glass — from German conglomerate Schott.