Press-Release 2014-09-19

Solar Reserve Power Plant Simulation

Lincoln Center, in association with Public Art Fund, is presenting Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), a digital simulation displayed on a 28 × 24 foot frameless LED wall that re-creates a Nevada solar thermal power plant and the surrounding landscape. This astonishingly real virtual world is meticulously constructed by the team of Irish artist John Gerrard using UNIGINE Sim technology.

The installation simulates the actual movements of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky, as they would appear at the Nevada site, with thousands of mirrors adjusting their positions in real time. Visitors to evening performances might view a sunset before local Nevada constellations emerge and floodlights illuminate the solar tower at night. The plant can be observed from both ground level and a satellite view.

Read more on the official website of Lincoln Center.