Northbrook, IL, December 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Stillwater Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Plant in Churchill County, Nevada, protected by F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems, was voted a top renewable energy plant by Power Magazine. This plant utilizes two renewable energy technologies, geothermal energy and solar energy to provide 59 MW of power to Churchill County citizens.
Stillwater has 240 acres of photovoltaic (PV) panels next to a geothermal plant in Nevada. In 2009, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems provided multiple deluge systems for the transformer and other ancillary equipment for the geothermal portion of the plant, protecting it against fire. Steven Chu, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy said, “As the first of its kind in the world, the project demonstrates how we can tap renewable energy sources to provide clean power for American families and businesses and deploy every available source of American energy.”
The geothermal portion of the plant uses a geothermal reservoir with a medium enthalpy binary system, which turns underground water into a flash vapor. This vapor turns the turbines, generating the electricity. The solar power is used during peak consumer demand, and when it no longer has sunlight to power it, the geothermal power begins. This provides zero emission energy for 45,000 Nevada homes.
F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems has been providing fire protection solutions for the power, chemical, and manufacturing markets since 1979. Their expertise and dedication to the high-risk, high-value industry affords them the knowledge to offer customized solutions for any application.