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Solar Power Question: What is Solar Tres?

Answer: Due to the success of Solar Two, a commercial power plant, called Solar Tres Power Tower, is being built in Spain by Torresol Energy using Solar One and Solar Two's technology for commercial electrical production of 15 MW. Solar Tres will be three times larger than Solar Two with 2,493 heliostats, each with a reflective surface of 96 m. The total reflective area will be 240,000 m (2.6 million ft). They will be made of a highly reflective glass with metal back to cut costs by about 45%. A larger molten nitrate salt storage tank will be used giving the plant the ability to store 600 MWh, allowing the plant to run 24x7 during the summer.

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