DOE Global Energy Storage Database
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project
SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility located in Nevada is the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature advanced molten salt power tower energy storage capabilities. The project delivers enough firm, reliable electricity from solar energy to power 75,000 homes in Nevada during peak demand periods, day and night, whether or not the sun is shining. The project, which entered into commercial operation in late 2015 and delivers 110 megawatts of electricity plus 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage, is the only operating utility scale molten salt power tower on the planet.
Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Sep 01, 2011
Jan 01, 2015
Solar CSP Plant
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC
COST & PERFORMANCE
Performance metrics not available.
Department of Energy, Loan Guarantee Program Office (LGP) - Section 1705 Loan Program
PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT
2013-06-05 09:56 PM UTC
2016-04-11 09:33 PM UTC