Super Mirror Power Plant in Gansu, NW China

01 Mar 2021

This "super mirror power plant" is located in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province.

This giant molten-salt concentrated solar power plant capable of providing 100MW power works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt. It is designed to generate 390 million kWh of power annually, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 metric tons per year.

This is another good reason to believe that solar thermal energy could be the next generation of solar energy, and an ideal green power source.

More information and an ex ellent video can be found here.