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Photographer captures eerie beauty of Nevada solar power plant #CelebratePhotography

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Beautiful photos by Reuben Wu, Via CNN

Nevada is no stranger to peculiar sightings.

A long-time mecca for UFO hunters and home to the infamous Area 51, the midwestern state has been a focal point for otherworldly sightings — if you believe in that sort of thing.

One photographer, though, has trained his lens on a different glinting saucer-shape on the ground.

Located a few miles northwest of Tonopah, The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project covers 1,600 acres of Nevada desert.

With concentric circles of heliostats surrounding a central concrete tower, the concentrated solar power plant can generate an estimated 500,000 MWh per year.

The swirling geometry and eerie light lend the plant an artistic quality, Reuben Wu believes.
“I kind of equate these places as akin to land-art installations like “Roden Crater” by James Turrell or “City” by Michael Heizer or “Spiral Jetty” by Robert Smithson,” Wu told CNN.

“I really appreciate seeing the beauty of the engineering and that’s the thing that draws me to these places.”

Wu, who comes from a design and engineering background, is best known for being a member of the four-piece British electro-band Ladytron.

See more and check out the artists Instagram account!

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