Power station harnesses Sun’s rays

Posted: May 16, 2008 in Green Power, Technology
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From the article:

The extraordinary scene of the new solar thermal power plant outside Seville in southern Spain.From a distance, as we rounded a bend and first caught sight of it, I couldn’t believe the strange structure ahead of me was actually real.

A concrete tower – 40 storeys high – stood bathed in intense white light, a totally bizarre image in the depths of the Andalusian countryside.

The tower looked like it was being hosed with giant sprays of water or was somehow being squirted with jets of pale gas. I had trouble working it out.

In fact, as we found out when we got closer, the rays of sunlight reflected by a field of 600 huge mirrors are so intense they illuminate the water vapour and dust hanging in the air.

The effect is to give the whole place a glow – even an aura – and if you’re concerned about climate change that may well be deserved.

I think Africa should take advantage of this tech and place these solar towers all over the continent and sell the energy to the rest of the world, Africa would become the next Saudi Arabia and pull itself out of poverty.

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WOG out.

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