Opened the first solar power plant that generates electricity even in the dark
In southern Spain, in Seville, opened the world's first solar power plant, which can generate electricity even at night.
260 million. pound "Gemasolar" plant is equipped with 2.6 thousand. mirror, which reflects the sun's rays are directed into the two towers with salt water, writes dailymail.co.uk. It is heated to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, water evaporation to power turbines that generate electricity.
On the day the water is heated so that when it gets dark and the power plant produces electricity. Heat is retained up to 15 hours, so the turbine can spin all night or foggy day.
Seville is perfect for such a project because it is one of the hottest destinations in Europe. In addition, there is enough space to park enormous mirror.
Salt absorbs heat and keeps it even when the cache is not above the sun. Thus, the electricity produced at night, "- said the company built a power plant" Torresol.
So far, plant is 70 percent. ability to pay. At full capacity it will be operational next year.
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