New solar plant uses molten salt to store energy

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Australia has been in the forefront of solar technology, with construction of an entire neighbourhood powered by Tesla’s solar technology and a train that runs on solar power. Now, solar power utility company SolarReserve has received permission to begin construction on the Aurora Solar Energy Project - a AUD 650 million, 150 megawatt solar thermal plant. The plant will be built near Port Augusta, in South Australia. Once constructed, the facility will be the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant. One issue with solar power plants has been how to store the energy generated during the day for release…

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