Located in the heart of the Nevada Desert
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
With its start-up in 2007, Nevada Solar One was the first CSP plant installed in the world since 1991. It represented the rebirth of a technology that was destined to play a major role in the US energy system and many parts of the world with sufficient solar resource. It has a capacity of 64 MW and generates around 136 GWh of clean energy per year, equivalent to the consumption of around 15,000 American homes. It is located in the Nevada desert and contributes to the electricity supply to Las Vegas, 40 kilometers north of the plant.
- Location: Boulder City. Nevada. EE.UU.
- Capacity: 64 MW.
- Technology: Parabolic troughs
- Start-up: 2007.
- Owner: ACCIONA.
- Average annual production: 136 GWh, equivalent to the demand from around 15,000 homes.
- 760 parabolic trough solar collectors.
- 182,000 mirrors (76 kilometers long).
- 129,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per years.
- Site: 130 hectares.
- Energy customers: Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Resources.
- Built in the desert in record time: 13 months.
- In-house technology by ACCIONA for the solar collectors.
- 800 jobs created in the construction phase and around 30 for the operation of the plant