Spain’s solar power tower

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Outside Seville in southern Spain, an impressive concrete structure stands bathed in sunlight.

Power station harnesses sun’s rays David Shukman BBCNews 5/2/07

“It is Europe’s first commercially operating power station using the Sun’s energy this way and at the moment its operator, Solucar, proudly claims that it generates 11 Megawatts (MW) of electricity without emitting a single puff of greenhouse gas. This current figure is enough to power up to 6,000 homes.”

A lot more info here and find out more about solar power towers on wikipedia. And visit the website of ALTAC, the designers of the tower.

Plus, check out an article about alternative energy from Yale Scientific.

Posted by Chris

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One response to “Spain’s solar power tower

  1. Solar energy in TÜRKEY

    Türkey has remarkable solar energy potential. But we can’t use our this potential. in last five years, we have been applied some solar applications. you can find some special applications in http://www.unienerji.com , http://yekarum.sdu.edu.tr
    Türkey has bigger potential than germany but germany has used solar energy more than us. I think, it’s main reason is less promoting the development of solar energy in türkey than germany.

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