Sandia LabNews

A power tower rises

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SOLAR PLANS — A time-lapse camera, front right, has been placed on-site at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility to capture the construction of the Generation 3 Particle Pilot Plant, rendered on the right, to demonstrate integrated particle-based concentrating solar power with six hours of thermal energy storage. Construction on the tower is planned to begin in February. (Photo by Bret Latter; Rendering by Jeremy Sment and Kevin Albrecht)