This is supercool (well, superhot really, I guess)
Power station harnesses Sun’s rays
“A concrete tower – 40 storeys high – stood bathed in intense white light, a totally bizarre image in the depths of the Andalusian countryside.

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.
It works by focusing the reflected rays on one location, turning water into steam and then blasting it into turbines to generate power.”

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  1. Clare says:

    I remember seeing National funding approval for a similar scheme in outback Australia about 5 years ago? The proposal was looking to use increasing concentrations of salt to reflect the sunrays to generate steam.
    Great idea tho’.

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