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How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

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‘A fabulous alien metropolis’: Crescent Dunes in Nevada. Photograph: SolarReserve

It looks like a set from a sci-fi epic, but this solar plant in the scorching Nevada desert has a far more practical purpose…

July 31, 2016 — High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles northwest of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, each measuring 115 square metres, surround a tall central tower, which Continue reading How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs