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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sun gifts: Solar tower

Solar tower

If there should be somewhere huge solar towers for electric power generation to happen it should somewhere here — in the south of solar Spain, near to Seville. The commercial thermal solar power station first in Europe — PS 10 — has officially become operational on March, 30th this year. Power of the station erected in Spain, makes 11 megawatt.

№2: PS 20

Hardly later, in April, 2009, Spaniards have erected the second tower, is more powerful than the first twice — PS 20. The principle of work of towers is simple: the field from set of the mirrors tracing movement of the Sun, collects light and directs a sunlight on tower top, heating up a hydrochloric solution which in turn, gives energy to water, transforming water to steam.

Steam runs on pipes and, finally, twists the turbines connected to electric generators. Thanks to presence of the intermediate heat-carrier — salt weight — towers are capable to accumulate “warmly for emergency”.

Solar power

Solar station

17 comments:

Randy Weezner said...

such an amazing concept...

Cris said...

hm ... big ^^
it will take too many space

JS said...

interesting

Kosemartin said...

Solar towers ftw :o

ViNCENT said...

they do plan projects like this for south africa too i've heard

Water Proof Chicken said...

That is amazing.

Money said...

so amazing. btw i added u

Nigma said...

magnificent

Splash87 said...

Holy crap, look at all them panels!

ShiningMeow said...

They should try to utilize hydro power instead. Land space is more valuable.

peedewba said...

lol crazy looking shit dude

Skunkfunk said...

This is pretty intruiging

ForeverAlone said...

Am I the only one who saw boobs in the aeiral photos :/



I'll be over here :(



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Running Bees said...

wow that is just crazy

by the way who is the lady in your top image?

sildude said...

Amazing photos.

Lewis said...

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Jasper Anderton said...

Awesome pictures. I especially like the first one.