Groundbreaking Solar Plant in Spain Generates Power Throughout the Night

Groundbreaking Solar Plant in Spain Generates Power Throughout the Night

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solar tower in SpainSpain celebrated an historic moment for the solar industry earlier this month: Torresol’s 19.9 megawatt solar tower power plant became the first ever to generate uninterrupted electricity for 24 hours straight.

Thanks to a a molten-salt storage system that stores excess heat for later use, the Torresol tower-power plant eliminates one of the main downsides of solar energy.

(READ the story in Grist)

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