Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Spain began operation in 2011.

It  can generate electricity 24 hours a day.  The solar collectors direct sunlight onto a single solar tower, heating molten salt.  This heat can be stored and used as required to drive a steam turbine and generate electricity.  It can run for up to 15 hours without any sunlight.

In 2013 Gemasolar set a solar energy record by producing energy 24 hours a day for 36 days straight.

The 19.9 MW plant is capable of producing more than 110 GWh per year.

Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output
(Renew Economy: 8 Oct 2013)

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