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Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Tonopah, Nevada.

 

This 110MW, 17,500 mirror solar energy project is currently in the final stages of construction and will be commissioned later in 2014.

 

Photographed from an altitude of 34,000 feet from American Airlines flight 59, JFK-SFO.

 

(Geotagged based on approximate location of aircraft at the time of the photo, according to data from Flightaware.com)

 

More info on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Dunes_Solar_Energy_Project

 

WIRED Magazine also has a YouTube overview of the project: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3DylmjBPvo

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Taken on February 11, 2014