Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

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A video drone shoot for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy power plant project located outside of Tonapah, Nevada. Aerial photography and video by MILLER+MILLER Chicago Drone Videographer & Photographer company who travels to capture building photography Nationwide and around the globe.

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is a 110 megawatt solar thermal power project located outside of Tonopah, in the rural deserts of Nevada.  A concentrating solar power (CSP) plant with a central receiver tower and advanced molten salt energy storage technology developed by SolarReserve, Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC. The $1 billion project includes 10,347 heliostats that collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through an approximately 640-foot tall solar power tower. The molten salt circulates from the tower to a storage tank, where it is then used to produce steam and generate electricity.  Excess thermal energy is stored in the molten salt and can be used to generate power for up to ten hours, including during the evening hours and when direct sunlight is not available. The storage technology also eliminates the need for any backup fossil fuels, such as natural gas. 

Under a power purchase agreement (PPA) between SolarReserve and Nevada Energy, all power generated by the Crescent Dunes project in the next 25 years will be sold to the Nevada Power Company for $0.135 per kilowatt-hour. In late September, 2011, Tonopah Solar Energy received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  The capital funds included $170,000,000 in EB-5 investment through SolarReserve / ACS Cobra partner CMB Regional Centers.

Construction at the renewable energy generation station began in 2011 and ended in 2013, followed by several months of testing the plant systems. Melting about 70,000,000 pounds of salt takes took two months. Once melted, the salt stays melted for the life of the plant and gets cycled through the receiver for reheating. The SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility project entered commissioning phase in February 2014.  The Super Bright Glow of the solar power tower can sometimes be visible at more than a hundred miles away on highway US 95. The plant’s strategic location is in the desolate, geographical and sun-filled desert of central Nevada.

MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography is available to photograph and shoot video using drones and photography equipment of any structure wether in Chicago or anywhere in the United States and beyond Globally. Our husband+wife operated photo team has photographed infrastructure, government facilities, commercial properties & much more Nationwide for over ten years.


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Photographers Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are Nationwide award-winning producers of high-rise skyscraper building photography. Our photography company has the capacity and experience to photograph any building project large or small. Photographing high-rise architecture, tall condominiums, urban and suburban apartment towers, corporate offices, skyscrapers, from 10 to 40-stories or larger hotels, luxury, residential property, million square foot commercial properties, and large buildings in not only our home town of Chicago, also traveling to the City of Dallas, Houston, Austin, Las Vegas, St Louis, Detroit, New York, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, Milwaukee, San Francisco and other major cities Nationwide since 2006.

Rest assured knowing that our architectural photography company has experience photographing all types of buildings from mid to high-rises, condominiums, extra-large warehouses, the tallest skyscrapers, or large buildings strategizing the property into the best light possible. Over the past ten years, we have been highly focused and in-tune to each of our client’s business development needs to create award-winning, high-caliber, and quality exterior building property photography and drone aerial photographs for all of your company’s photo marketing, magazine and publishing needs.

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Does your company build around the US? Travel is easy for our Illinois Chicago – Phoenix Arizona based photography company. We are a husband and wife architectural photographers with over a decade client photo projects with travel across the country. Photographing high-rise properties and developments in not only the Midwest and Southwest but Nationwide. For over a decade, clients in energy, infrastructure, corporate businesses, real estate, architect company, design-build, high-rise construction, large healthcare properties on a medical campus, education university college, high-rise rentals, leasing, skyscraper tower developers, urban property management and more Contact Us for residual large-scale photography shoot project success. Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are your established and creative marketing photographer specialists with accomplished abilities in photographing exterior photography and aerial drone photographs for today’s finest built skyscrapers, high-rise properties and large buildings in any geographic location – Nationally, Internationally, and Worldwide. We look forward to discussing your business and photo projects.

Read more about builders of high-rise projects around the US, Chicago’s 50 high-rises under construction in Chicago in 2018, and The Business Journals web site has weekly updates about design, architecture and news about Nationwide high-rise development activities evolving Nationwide. More skyscrapers were built in 2017 than any other year, in sixty nine cities around the World. China is the leader and takes the cake with the most high-rises last year.  Intrigued by architecture like us?  See the World’s tallest 100 buildings according to ctbuh.org the Council on Tall Buildings in Urban Habitat.


Scottsdale Developers Optima Kierland Development Photography

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Scottsdale developers Optima created Optima Kierland which provides multiple living options for residents in Arizona.  The Optima Kierland development is a community that caters to desert dwellers who love modern living arrangements, an abundance of amenities, and appreciate the desert landscape & innovative location in which to live.  This post features example photos from our exterior building photography project shoot taking place at the brand new Arizona development.  A North Scottsdale Developers Optima & Optima Kierland Development photography shoot.

The Arizona desert landscape was looking beautiful and the Fall season was perfect fit our October building photography shoot in Scottsdale.  For this project, our client contributed to the construction of the building’s structure, providing the metal and glass within the windows, walls, unit shades, balcony terraces, and doors enclosures for the stunning Optima Kierland community towers. The IAP Enclosure Systems company is a global, custom glass designer, with fabrication manufacturing, and installation glass and metal enclosure services. The photography shoot’s focus was on exterior elevation building photos (no interior shots) of the recently completed construction of the building. We photographed architectural building photos of the finished 7160 Optima Kierland building tower plus a few shots of 7120 East Optima tower, the community’s 2nd building under-construction.  Although this shoot focused on exterior construction building photography of the development only… keep in mind, our architectural photography company also photographs residential interiors and interior photography of condos, apartments, homes, luxury residences, and more. Browse through our blog and visit our Portfolio section for interior photo examples.

Our architectural photography company has locations in Chicago & Phoenix and the ability to travel Nationwide allowing us to cater specifically to each photography client, to often supply images for a company’s entire portfolio. We believe in the marketing power of strong images for an entire portfolio and photographing a series of projects and buildings locally to traveling nationwide for a multi-state shoot.  One of our niche architectural photography services is exterior building photography for new developments, architects, developer, new construction photos of buildings, and design build construction company’s finished projects for a business’s marketing portfolio.

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The Scottsdale architect’s award-winning design, by developers Optima, Inc., designed the Optima Kierland Development in North Scottsdale into a distinctive community composed of four towers and 4 phases of construction. Each glass tower has its own unique address and amenities. Optima Kierland is located on 9.5 acres at the desirable intersection of Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard. 7140, 7180, 7120 and 7160 East Kierland Blvd in Scottsdale Arizona. Optima is the Community Designer, Developer and General Contractor, with properties in Arizona and Illinois.

The Optima Kierland community floats over an exquisite desert landscape & park-like landscaping setting.  The garden community towers span 12 stories.  Lower levels residences offer a sense of quiet closeness to nature with intimate views of the lush sculpture gardens and sparkling fountains. Higher-level residences’s glass windows and terraces offer unforgettable vistas with the rugged Arizona desert mountains surrounding. The building’s vertical landscaping integrates the tower with the natural beauty of the environment, from the ground all the way to the rooftop Sky Deck.  The Optima Kierland community sets a new standard for luxury and has a building design incorporating the City of Phoenix’s newly adopted International Green Construction Code.  The premier green construction building development’s next-gen design and sustainable elements incorporates advanced building materials to maximize longevity, unique garden landscaping, and an efficient shading system to keep homes cool and increase privacy according to the Urban Land Institute of Arizona.

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The buildings all share the architectural aesthetic design and beauty. The towers incorporate a theme in the signature style designed by Optima. The buildings incorporate vertical landscaping with greenery hanging from each floor’s balcony terraces paired with an innovative glass modern building architectural design style. The 12-story modern building incorporates strong geometric shapes, open flexible floor plans, concierge, rooftop gardens, vertical landscaping, and floor to ceiling glass construction for breathtaking mountain views proving for a perfect harmony and luxury living in Scottsdale. Lush, vertical landscaping is strategically integrated within the tower elevations. With the natural beauty of the environment, and the communities integrated lush landscaped park-like setting, sculpture gardens and fountains, the esthetic is unique with so much greenery and landscaping climbing the façade of the glass building for Arizona development. Plants and landscaping was a focus during the development planning. We photographed the buildings & landscaping from each angle and from the ground all the way to the rooftop Sky Deck and aerial photography.

Unparalleled, luxury urban living in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. 7120 East Kierland is North Scottsdale’s luxury high-rise condominium tower with luxurious condo homes for sale priced from the low $300,000-$3.1M+ penthouses. The 7160 Optima Kierland tower offers 1 and 2-bedroom luxury apartment homes with leasing rates starting from about $2K – $3,500 + a month.

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North Scottsdale luxury living is found at Optima Kierland providing the best of luxury on-site amenities in the Arizona desert. Real Estate Daily news feature describes the development and its exclusive indoor and outdoor amenities that truly set Optima Kierland apart, room lush gardens and water features on the lower levels to stunning mountain and cityscape views from the rooftop sky deck. Vertical land­scaping and private outdoor rooms in each home integrate the condominium tower with the natural beauty of the desert environment. Sports and exercise enthusiastic residents enjoy the exercise facilities include a fully equipped approximately 16,000 square foot indoor/outdoor fitness center, indoor basketball and golf simulator. Optima Kierland’s exclusive Sky Deck, with its 360-degree rooftop view, has a heated lap pool, steam and sauna rooms along with spacious common areas and the chance for relaxed social gatherings around sundecks, barbecues, fire pits and a covered outdoor bar. Residents can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and dining options within convenient, walking distance to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, along with a wide range of outdoor recreation to suit diverse lifestyles.

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The award-winning Optima, Inc. company is lead by architects David C. Hovey and David Hovey Jr. who are developers with an architect’s vision.  Optima have built in Arizona Scottsdale’s Optima Sonoran Village, Optima Kierland, 7160 Optima Kierland, 7120 East Optima, and Optima Camel View Village. The developers Optima, Inc. are additionally building luxurious residences in Illinois with luxury modern apartment developments in downtown Chicago’s Streeterville. Optima Chicago Center is a 42-story, high-rise in 200 East Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611. And Optima Signature is a 57-story skyscraper located at 220 East Illinois Street in Chicago.

Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is Chicago Phoenix Scottsdale photography company traveling nationwide photographing buildings, hotels, interiors, exteriors, luxury, multi-family, condominiums & apartments, residential, mansions & private estates, hospitality, hotels & resorts, commercial, architecture, skyscrapers, industrial, new construction, custom design build, aerial, drone, and more.  

With family residing in the Phoenix, Scottsdale area for the past twenty years, our photography company has traveled between two office locations in Chicago and Phoenix.  With our working locations in both Illinois and Arizona, we cater to a variety of clients traveling between Chicago & Phoenix a couple of times a year.  We are also able to travel Internationally and around the Nation. Since the start of our company in 2006, our architectural photography company has commissioned photography jobs Nationwide in numerous major cities around the US to include photo shoots in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco Bay area, LA Metro area of Los Angeles, Southern California, Reno, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Nashville, and more.  

Our husband-wife photographer team of Ryan and Sarah Miller have no limits with our list of services to quote endless…  aerial drone photos and video, skyscraper architectural photos, day or stunning evening night building photography, luxury high-rise condominium photography, 5-star hotel interior photography, boutique hotel, resorts, business plazas, retail, restaurants, lavish desert estates, ranches, homes and mansions, spas & resorts, commercial properties, industrial, or residential high-rise properties, and more.  Contact us to discuss your business, marketing, and photography project.


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