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New Solar Power Plant Built in Nevada

A new 64-megawatt solar thermal power plant should begin providing enough electricity to support 40,000 homes in 2007. According to Steve Russo, head of Schott's Solar Thermal North American, this environmentally friendly plant will "off-set the need for hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil every year."

This plant will be similar to other parabolic trough power plants located in the Mojave Desert, which have been in operation for years. This new plant will be the third largest solar thermal power plant in the world, and the first commercially operated solar thermal power plant to be completed in 14 years.

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