64-MW plant in the Mojave Desert connected to the grid in 1997.
Commissioned in 2007, Nevada Solar One was the world's largest CSP plants built since 1991. It represents the re-emergence of a technology that will play a major role in the US energy system and in large parts of the world with sufficient solar resources. It has a capacity of 64 MW and generates some 136 GWh of clean energy every year, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 15,000 American homes. It is located in the Mojave Desert and contributes to the power supply for Las Vegas, located approximately 40 km north of the facility.