Sun tower

Pretty amazing story in the BBC about a new tower in Spain that generates electricity through steam produced by the sun reflected off 600 large mirrors. The ambient lighting it creates is quite odd.

“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. But ultimately, the entire plant should generate as much power as is used by the 600,000 people of Seville.”
 
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Power station harnesses Sun’s rays

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