HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

Energy plant makes a leap in solar power


Concentrated solar power plant near Seville, Spain. Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters

This article from the New York Times describes a power plant in Spain, which has become the first to be able to generate solar powered energy 24 hours a day without interruption. To keep the plant functioning after dark, the plant uses moltent salt to transfer the heat generated from concentrated sunlight. Using salt allows the plant to operate at high temperatures, which increases the plants efficiency by enabling it to generate hotter pressurized steam to drive the turbine. It allows allows electricity generation to continue for up to 15 hours without any sunlight. Once fully operational, the plant will be able to power 25,000 homes while saving more than 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Future development of plants such as this one is already being planned.

Energy Group

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More Posts Like This


Heatwaves Are Becoming Normal Today By City Tech Blogger Shuaixiang Feng

  Heatwaves are a period of sweltering weather. While the heat waves occur in that area, animals and humans cannot be exposed to the heat for long periods of time due to heatstroke. Typically, the average temperature of a heatwave can reach 90°F, but a heatwave means here


Biden is Right to push for Climate Agenda on Economic grounds

In Biden’s 1st SOTU, he doubled down on his climate agenda, asserting that it would save Americans $500/year in energy costs. He promised to build 500,000 charging stations, upgrade miles of highways, and modernize the nation’s ports and airports, all to lower transportation costs for Americans. He said

Take action in the fight against climate change