Monday, September 2, 2013

The Solar Power Towers of Seville, Spain

In a patchwork of agricultural fields outside Seville, Spain, two giant 40-storey-high concrete towers rise. The obelisk-like structures are surrounded by an immense array of mirrors that reflect sunlight, bathing the top of the towers with a blinding white light. The rays of sunlight reflected by hundreds of huge mirrors are so intense that they illuminate the water vapor and dust hanging in the air creating visible beams. The otherworldly spectacle is the world’s first commercially operating power station using the Sun's thermal energy to produce steam, which is used to power turbines to generate electricity.














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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that place is in fact in Mohave desert. You can control them with toy looking device once in a day.

Anonymous said...

Sauron :S

Anonymous said...

Reminds me about Fallout

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