Welcome to Tonopah

In recent years, but for very different reasons, Tonopah has once more come into the spotlight, thanks to the construction of the planet's first 24/7 solar power plant, the Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Energy Project (www.solarreserve.com), just outside town. The plant generates enough green energy to power 75,000 homes and receives plenty of interest from around the world – good news for this little desert economy.

Hundreds of miles from any significant light pollution, the night skies here are breathtaking: consider spending an evening if you're making the drive between Nevada's two largest cities.

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