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World's Largest Concentrating Solar-Thermal Plant Plan a No-Go

Developers have withdrawn an application to build the world's largest concentrating solar-thermal power facility.
April 17, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Bobby Magill reports: "SolarReserve LLC has withdrawn its application to build the world’s largest concentrating solar-thermal power plant on public land in the Nevada desert, according to the Bureau of Land Management."

"The California renewable energy developer had planned to build a $5 billion, 2-gigawatt solar power plant north of Las Vegas using 10 'power towers' that would have used the sun’s energy to super-heat molten salt to produce electricity for 1 million Californians," adds Magill.

The reasons for the developer's decisions are unknown, but the project has drawn opposition from the Defenders of Wildlife organization.

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Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Bloomberg Environment
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