Renewable energy could help underpin the grid now that the world’s biggest concentrated solar storage plant is up and running in Arizona
IN THE searing heat 130 kilometres south-west of Phoenix, Arizona, 3000 mirrors carpet hectares of desert. Part of a power plant that produces about 900 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, they gather enough sunlight to power 70,000 homes.
This is Solana, the largest solar plant of its kind in the world, directly coupled to the biggest non-hydroelectric energy-storage system in the US.
read the entire story via Giant solar farm uses molten salt to keep power coming – 23 April 2014 – New Scientist.