Nevada Solar One will supposedly be the “third largest solar power plant in the world, generating 64MW”. In-depth video preview after the jump.
Nevada Solar One will use parabolic troughs as thermal solar concentrators, heating tubes of liquid (solar receivers), instead of the power tower concentrator (as Solar One used). These solar receivers are specially coated tubes made of glass and steel, which were designed and produced by the Schott Glass. About 19,300 of these 4 metre long tubes shall be used in the newly built power plant. Nevada Solar One will also use a technology that collects extra heat by putting it into phase-changing molten salts