The Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermasolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Seville, southern SpainSubmitted by millennialrising on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:16am
Gemasolar is the first commercial-scale plant to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology. The annual production of Gemasolar (110GWhe) is the equivalent of the energy generated in a conventional thermal plant burning 89,000 tons of lignite or the converted energy of 217,000 oil barrels. Therefore, the plant is expected to save more than 30,000 tonnes of CO2 emission a year.
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- Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 3:24pm
By Joe Stephens and Carol D. Leonnig, Published: September 30
The Energy Department defied Republican critics Friday by announcing that it had committed an additional $4.7 billion in loan guarantees toward four big-dollar clean technology projects just hours before the programâ€™s funding expired.