24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage View from the Air

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt

Very few Australians are aware of molten salt storage technology and how it allows us to switch to 100% renewable energy in a very short space of time.
Russell Beard of Earthrise goes on a tour of Gemasolar, near Seville, Spain – the first Concentrated Solar Thermal Power plus molten salt storage (CSP+) plant to produce energy 24 hours per day.

This power tower plant produces 20MW, enough to power 25,000 homes but much bigger CSP+ plants are now being in the Middle East and the US that will produce 110MW (see exciting video about construction of Crescent Dunes plant in Nevadahttp://tiny.cc/cvrmzw) and 150MW. Even larger CSP+ plants are possible.

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