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Solar power, 24 hours a day

Bloomberg reports that Torresol Energy SA is operating a solar plant that uses molten salt to store excess solar heat received during the day, and thereby provide continuous power generation throughout the night. The Germasolar plant is located in southern Spain, and “can produce electrical power 24 hours a day for many months of the year.”
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The growing Chinese solar industry

The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that First Solar, a US-based company that is a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar systems, is entering into a partnership with a Chinese solar firm, China Power International New Energy Holding Ltd. The two companies will “collaborate on solar-energy projects in China, the U.S. and other markets.”
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