Gemasolar wins the DESERTEC Award 2014 

 

DESERTEC awarded the Spanish power plant Gemasolar of the operating company Torresol with the DESERTEC Award 2014. With a total storage capacity of 15 hours Gemasolar can produce electricity at night, as well as in cloudy weather conditions. It complements other alternative energy sources, such as wind and photovoltaic, because it can compensate fluctuations in their energy supply. Consequently, these variable sources can reach their fullest potential without the use of fossil fuels.

 

Today, we lay the groundwork for our future energy supply. Each coal- or nuclear power plant built hinders the global energy transition. Solar-thermal technology is a feasible alternative to traditional energy sources. It is not only faster and easier to implement, but are also exceptionally useful to the people living in arid- and desert regions. By building more solar-thermal power plants, we can help eliminate our dependency on coal- and nuclear energy and thereby advance the global energy transition. To raise awareness of this potential and to mobilise people are important goals of the DESERTEC Foundation.

 

More information about the DESERTEC Award 2014

 

 

 

Let’s go! Together with your help, we can advance the global energy transition in such a way that the populations living in and around desert regions benefit from the use of the earth’s largest energy source. 

 

Let’s work together to ensure a brighter future for all children and future generations.

 

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