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.”