PHOTO OF THE DAY: 03.21.17
Sustainable Travel Finalist
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Piercing Rays
Great blue heron's afternoon breeze
Flamingos in Flight
A female Nenet preparing hide early in the morning.
Shelter Pets Project - Peggy Sue
Jakobshavn Melt
Rainy Day
This Party's a Drag
Winter Metamorphosis
A Man Looks Out the Door
Keel-Billed Toucan
Nevada Solar One
Orangutan Love
Shaving Heads
Dream
Matchbox collection
Fish Pickers
Sardines in the sun
The Sect
Delivering on time
Night Market
young boy before a wedding
Under The Sinabung Volcano Hazards
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Nevada Solar One

Spread over an area of 400 acres, the Nevada Solar One is a massive project built in the hot and dry desert, just south of Las Vegas. The plant uses 760 parabolic trough concentrators with more than 182,000 mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays onto more than 18,240 receiver tubes. The projected CO2 emissions avoided is equivalent to taking approximately 20,000 cars off the road annually. It is a refreshing site to look at. I, for one, can't wait to fly a solar-powered aircraft. This image is a part of a large project documenting our transition to clean and renewable energy.

This photo is a finalist in the Sustainable Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Aerial, Desert, Energy, Nevada, Power, Solar, United States

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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Photo of the Day: 03.21.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Jassen Todorov.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
Total Views: 4984
Total Favorites: 3
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 105mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Nevada Solar One, Nevada, United States of America