Solar Power Station Works at Night

A unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. The Gemasolar station, up and running since last May, stands out in the plains of Andalusia. Photo Credit: Andreas Demmelbauer via Flickr

Solar Power Station Works at Night
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23 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webberabout a year ago

Live long and prosper

Dave C.
Dave C.3 years ago

great idea, wish we had the commitment to projects like this in many many more places.....the energy from the sun hitting our planet hourly is enough to power our whole world......

Hilary S.
Hilary S.3 years ago

it's a terrific idea, and yet it still only supplies power for about 90,000 people. we can only hope that innovations of this kind will continue to develop, becoming smaller & cheaper. just like computers.

Richard T.
Richard T.3 years ago

We need more Solar power everywhere!

Vivianne Mosca-Clark

Storing the solar energy in salts has been around for almost as long as solar power has been. Good job being done .

Ron B.
Ron B.3 years ago

Excellent! Wish there was a practical home version of this sort of thing for the solar panels on our roof.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

William Eagle
Bill Eagle3 years ago

This is a good start. Instead of subsidizing the petroleum industry, we should have been subsidizing solar research. As a nation we should have been looking more into solar. It is a damn shame that Reagan took the solar panels off the roof of the White House. Think of the message that keeping them would have sent to this nation.

Michael C.
Cynthia C.3 years ago

This is good to see, but it is not at all new. The tech is 30+ years old, the only difference is that we now expect solar as an viable resource.



For all those 30 years, we chose to listen to all the voices of the oil companies that would tell us that solar was a failure and too expensive.



The question is...can WE stay the course, after all solar will always be there, will we be there to use it.

Michael C.
Cynthia C.3 years ago

This is god to see, but it is not at all new. The tech is 30+ years old, the only difference is that we now expect solar as an viable resource.

For all those 30 years, we chose to listen to all the voices of the oil companies that would tell us that solar was a failure and too expensive.

The question is...can WE stay the course, after all solar will always be there, will we be there to use it.