New solar plant works day and night

Inhabitat reports on a new solar plant in Southern Nevada that can generate energy both during the day and at night. The article states:

“The solar plant uses more than 10,000 mirrored heliostats spread across 1,600 acres to focus sunlight on a 640-foot tall central tower filled with molten salt. That salt is heated by the sunlight to nearly 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit; this stored heat is then used to convert water to steam and drive electricity-producing generators.”

Source: http://inhabitat.com/revolutionary-new-solar-plant-generates-power-all-day-and-all-night/

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