Stillwater site

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The Stillwater site is a combined 59 MW solar energy and geothermal power plant. Located 12 miles (19 km) NW of Fallon, Nevada, the site includes a 26MW solar facility that was added to the existing 33MW geothermal plant.

The site is the world's first combined solar/geothermal plant and constructed by Enel.[1] The total output from the plant was sold to NV Energy.[2][3][4]

Geothermal plant[edit]

The plant entered into operation in 2009.[5]

Solar plant[edit]

Covering 120 acres (49 ha), the plant has 81,000 solar panels.[5]


  1. ^ Timon Singh (May 21, 2012). "The Stillwater Energy Plant in Nevada is the World's First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Facility". Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Brit Liggett (August 31, 2011). "Harry Reid Announces the World's First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant". 
  3. ^ Nathanael Baker (August 17, 2011). "Enel Green Power Receives Approval for North America's First Renewable Hybrid Power Plant". Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Steve Ranson (May 3, 2012). "Enel inaugurates Stillwater solar-geothermal hybrid project (update)". Lahontan Valley News. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Rob Sabo (May 7, 2012). "Pioneering project begins operation". Northern Nevada Business Weekly. Retrieved November 3, 2012.