Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar : Solar Power Plant

July 4th, 2011 - 

Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar is located in the Spanish province of Andalucia. Gemasolar was launched in May 2011 and it functions due to a solar salt battery that allows the system to make the most of the sun power long after the sunset. These batteries  consists of two tanks of molten salt thermal energy storage that allows the solar plant to generate on-demand electricity: a storage for days when it is raining or there are lots of clouds.
The  Molten salt energy storage (MSES) or “solar salt” batteries use potassium and sodium nitrate. These substances are much more safe and for sure cheap than other batteries. Compared to other batteries, Gemasolar  has
just doubled the availability of the batteries for 15 hours, almost double than others before. Gemasolar ’s expected production is 110,000 MWh per year—or about enough to fully power 25,000 households. Via
here.

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