Project Quick Facts

75,000 HOMES POWERED
DURING PEAK
110 MEGAWATTS
(MW)

110 MEGAWATTS (MW)

NV Energy purchases 100% of the electricity produced under a 25-year contract, and uses this electricity for distribution to its customers in the state of Nevada during peak demand periods

0 FOSSIL FUEL
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0 EMISSIONS

SolarReserve’s clean technology does not require any natural gas backup

500 K MEGAWATT-HOURS
POWER PER YEAR
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500 K MEGAWATT-HOURS POWER PER YEAR

Storage allows the facility to produce more than twice as much net annual output (kilowatt hours) than an equivalent sized photovoltaic (PV) solar project

1,100 MEGAWATT-HOURS
ENERGY STORAGE

1,100 MEGAWATT-HOURS ENERGY STORAGE

SolarReserve’s US-developed patented solar thermal energy storage technology enables reliable, on-demand, energy production – even after dark

10 HR FULL LOAD
STORAGE

10 HR FULL LOAD STORAGE

Storage enables the plant to operate just like a conventional fossil fuel or nuclear power plant, reliably generating electricity day and night – except without any emissions or hazardous waste

40+ YRS STORAGE WITH
NO DEGRADATION
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40+ YEARS STORAGE WITH NO DEGRADATION

Unlike batteries, molten salt lasts for 40 years or more, without any degradation or need for replacement; it also costs less than batteries

4,300+ DIRECT, INDIRECT
AND INDUCED JOBS

4,300+ DIRECT, INDIRECT AND INDUCED JOBS

Over 4,300 direct, indirect and induced jobs were created with products and services purchased from 25 states and more than 1,000 construction workers on-site during the peak construction period

1,000 CONSTRUCTION
JOBS
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1,000 CONSTRUCTION JOBS

The Crescent Dunes project is an example of how sustainable solutions, for energy now and in generations to come, foster new industries and create jobs