Wednesday, March 30, 2016

USA, Nevada: Video of Stillwater Hybrid Geothermal/Solar Thermal/PV Power Plant Dedication

Two firsts in Stillwater: A visit by a head-of-state and a one-of-a-kind power plant (kolo TV)

Geothermal plants now dot the northern Nevada landscape, but none like one sitting in a remote corner of Lahontan Valley. In fact, there is no other like it in the world.

Built between the farms and the marshes at Stillwater east of Fallon, the plant has tapped into the earth's heat below since 2009, driving turbines that generate electricity. In 2012, more than a hundred acres of solar panels were added, turning the sun's rays directly into electricity. The two sources of energy compliment each other, one picking up power when the other is less efficient.

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