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Published on October 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Spain’s Gemasolar 24/7 Power Plant (VIDEO)



In July, when we wrote about Spain’s (and the world’s) first 24/7 solar power plant, Gemasolar, it was one of the most popular stories of the month. No wonder why. Getting to 24/7 with solar is pretty awesome. With resources we don’t quite have (yet), CNN dove into the specifics of the plant a little more recently with a video tour. Check it out:

Some details on the plant in text from our July coverage:

“This is a 19.9 MW plant that is expected to produce 110,000 MWh or 110 GWh per year…. The salt being used is actually 60% potassium nitrate and 40% sodium nitrate and loses 1% of the heat being stored per day.”

Wish the U.S. had something like this? No worries,.. it’s in the works. See: First Large Scale 24/7 Solar Power Plant to be Constructed in U.S

You have more such videos to share? I’d love to see them.

h/t Climate Progress
 

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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