A solar power station in Spain stores excess solar energy during the day
which allows it produce electricity even during the night.
The Gemasolar solar power plant in Spain built by Terresol Energy
has proven itself of being the first solar plant that runs 24 hours a day
with the unique ability to keep producing electricity through the entire night.
The plant is capable or producing just shy of 20 Megawatts of electricity per hour or 110 GWh/year
which is enough to power 25,000 households.
It uses an array of 2,650 heliostats mirrors with a total reflective surface of about 300,000 square meters
to concentrate sunlight
on a solar collector
which is heated up to 500 degrees
to boil water
and produce steam.