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World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Runs Even At Night

A solar power station in Spain stores excess solar energy during the day

which allows it produce electricity even during the night.

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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.

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