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    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...one day.
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    What I love about this photo is the structural lines and organized shapes — it reminds me of a computer microchip. Thanks for submitting to #NGMAdvances. I begin to analyze/interpret your photo deeper. I am reminded of other aerials of farmland, or Earth's strange terrains. Instead here you are sharing with us an important technological advancement and a solution for the future energy consumption.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Oct 30, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2015
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 105 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Jassen Todorov
    Categories: Architecture, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Sustainability, Future Cities