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Published on October 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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

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October 8th, 2011 by Zachary Shahan 

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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