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24/7 Solar Energy – Operating when the sun does not shine

Torresol Energy in Spain’s Andalucia province has overcome one of solar energy’s biggest challenges – operating when the sun does not shine. The huge 20MW concentrated solar power plant has two tanks of molten salt that store heat generated throughout the day. As they solidify again at night they release energy, which means that, unlike normal plants, Torresol can keep generating electricity long after sunset.

Duration: 04:51
Language: EN
Resolution max: 720p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: Al Jazeera English
Published on: 2011-11-08
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