Inside Look at Gemasolar’s Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant


Gemasolar near Seville in the South of Spain is the first Concentrated Solar Thermal Power with molten salt storage (CSP+) plant that can produce solar energy 24 hours a day.

It generates 20 MW or enough electricity to supply 25,000 homes. However, bigger plants of this kind are being planned in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East and the U.S., plants that can produce 100 MW and even 150 MW.

The video below, made by Earthrise, takes the viewer inside the plant and it’s fascinating to find out more about how these clean power plants operate. Is this the future of solar? Chip in through the comments box below.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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