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Published on October 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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

October 8th, 2011 by  


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 tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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