Drive west on US Route 50 through a stretch of Nevada highway known as “The Loneliest Road in America” and you’ll eventually find yourself in the rural county of Churchill. Once a solitary leg in the Pony Express route, irrigation transformed swaths of Churchill’s high desert areas into thriving agricultural communities more than a century ago. Fast forward to today and Churchill finds itself playing host to yet another interesting dichotomy — a first-of-its-kind power plant that generates electricity by harvesting renewable resources from both earth and sky.
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