Wednesday, 5 October 2011
"The ‘Gemasolar’ plant has been built by Torresol Energy, a joint venture between the Spanish Sener group which has 60% and Masdar from Abu Dhabi. It has 2,650 mirrors which are GPS controlled to follow the sun, and has cost 171 million €.
It uses new technology which makes the most of a system which stores molten salts and can work at temperatures as high as 656 degrees centigrade. The new plant is able to supply the power needed by 27,500 homes. It has a power of 19.9 MW, and can supply 110 GW of clean power per hour, and reduces CO2 emissions by 30,000 tons.
I can't even begin to work out how that's good economics!