Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation – in pictures

The 19.9 MW Gemasolar project is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology. Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar in Seville, Spain is Torresol Energy’s first project to use central tower technology and heliostats. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar’s unique technology can shrug off even the cloudiest days – energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. Courtesy Torresol Energy


Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar is the first solar station in the world that works 24 hours a day. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar’s unique technology can shrug off even the cloudiest days – energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar produces 60 per cent more energy than a solar station without storage capacity. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar in Seville, Spain is Torresol Energy’s first project to use central tower technology and heliostats. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar is the first solar station in the world that works 24 hours a day. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Gemasolar is the first solar station in the world that works 24 hours a day. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Valle 1 and Valle 2 in San José del Valle, Cádiz, Spain, are two adjacent thermosolar plants with parabolic trough technology. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

The parabolic trough technology permits the generation of electrical power for 4,000 hours a year. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

The Valle 1 and Valle 2 project is one of the largest solar thermal power plants in operation. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Construction on Valle 1 and Valle 2 began in December 2009, and was completed in December 2011. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Valle 1 and Valle 2 plants were connected to Spanish national grid for commercial operations in January 2012. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

The parabolic trough technology permits the generation of electrical power for 4,000 hours a year. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

The Valle 1 and Valle 2 project is one of the largest solar thermal power plants in operation. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

The Valle 1 and Valle 2 project is one of the largest solar thermal power plants in operation. Courtesy Torresol Energy

Abu Dhabi's Masdar plays its part as Spain goes clean in energy generation - in pictures

Valle 1 and Valle 2 plants were connected to Spanish national grid for commercial operations in January 2012. Courtesy Torresol Energy

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