64MW project is scheduled for completion in March 2007

On Feb. 11 Solargenix Energy began construction on Nevada Solar One, a 64MW solar thermal plant in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City, Colo. The $106 million solar project, scheduled for completion in March 2007, will cover 320 acres of desert land.

The plant will use troughs of mirrors to concentrate heat from the sun and raise the temperature of a special fluid that will then transfer the heat to a steam generator that will produce electricity.