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  • China’s first 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant is seen from above in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, on Dec. 28, one day after it began operating. According to People’s Daily, the plant is powered by 12,000 mirrors that concentrate sunlight onto a receiver at the top of the solar tower. The heat that is collected and stored during the sunlight hours is used to generate power 24 hours a day. Photo: IC_Gallery: Miles of Mirrors
     
     
    China’s first 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant is seen from above in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, on Dec. 28, one day after it began operating. According to People’s Daily, the plant is powered by 12,000 mirrors that concentrate sunlight onto a receiver at the top of the solar tower. The heat that is collected and stored during the sunlight hours is used to generate power 24 hours a day. Photo: IC
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A 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Gansu province starts operation

01.03.2019
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China’s first 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant is seen from above in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, on Dec. 28, one day after it began operating. According to People’s Daily, the plant is powered by 12,000 mirrors that concentrate sunlight onto a receiver at the top of the solar tower. The heat that is collected and stored during the sunlight hours is used to generate power 24 hours a day. Photo: IC
The power plant is seen at sunset in Dunhuang, on Dec. 26. The plant covers an area of 7.8 square kilometers (3 square miles). Photo: Xinhua
According to the report, Beijing Shouhang IHW Resources Saving Technology Company Ltd. invested 3 billion yuan ($440 million) in building the plant. Photo: Xinhua
Mirrors that are used to reflect sunlight stand on the ground in Dunhuang on Dec. 25. Photo: Xinhua
The plant from above on Dec. 25. Photo: IC

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