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Cocina al aire libre (Outdoors kitchen)
Walking into Cypress Tree Tunnel.
Front of the Line
"Inside Out"
Path to freedom
Flower in the Wilderness.
A butterfly sucking nectar.
A beautiful butterfly in a botanical garden.
Grasshoppers in motion
Growing Up in a Tribe
Assassin Fly and Prey
Nevada Solar One
Tell Me A Story
World's largest solar thermal plant
Paper Wasp Going Veggie
Africa's Roots
Trinity
Scotland's natural touch
Edinburgh Sunset
Just Like Daddy
Day of the dead celebration
Flying over Chicago at Dusk
A local Tahitian escapes a beating on the reef while his friend in the background is not too lucky.
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
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.21.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Copyright:
© Jassen Todorov.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
Total Views: 5093
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