There are experimental powerplants like these also in Spain. But it’s not widely covered in the News.
Published on Oct 16, 2015
Time lapse video showing construction of world’s first utility scale molten salt power tower project, located in Nevada. With 10 hours of energy storage, the facility generates solar electricity even after the sun has set!
The project is a tremendous success story for U.S. developed technology. The project created over 4,300 direct, indirect and induced jobs, with more than 1,000 construction workers on site during peak construction.
Location: Tonopah, Nevada, USA
Technology: CSP with Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage
Size: 110 MW facility output
Storage: 10 hours of full load storage, enabling on-demand energy production day and night
Electricity Production: More than 500,000 MW-hours annually
Power Purchaser: 25-year contract with NV Energy
Homes Powered: 75,000 homes during peak demand
KEY PROJECT BENEFITS:
No requirement for natural gas or oil back up – completely emission free
Progresses U.S. clean energy technology with the industry’s most advanced energy storage project
Energy storage provides a firm, reliable electricity product on-demand, day and night
Helps meet growing demand for clean, renewable energy sources
Significantly reduces the use of water for cooling by using an efficient, low-water hybrid cooling system
Published on Mar 3, 2015