LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A new solar facility north of the Las Vegas Valley is set to become one of the world’s largest.
Project Gemini would take up about 11 square miles of BLM land, making it about three times larger than the nearby Moapa Solar Energy array.
“This is going to give us that capability of making energy, storing it, and releasing it at night,” said American Solar Energy Society, Nevada President Guy Snow.
The idea is that on a sunny day, the solar array turns the sun’s rays into usable energy for us but stores some of the power in a large array of batteries. https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/largest-solar-facility-in-us-coming-to-las-vegas-area/article_01dc9fd8-c88c-11e9-9079-6f9e505df112.html