Abengoa Solar Tower Begins Operations in Spain

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Even though it’s not a technology you can use in your backyard, concentrated solar power towers are incredibly cool, and the world’s biggest is now operating in Spain. Although from the picture to the left it may be difficult to understand exactly how it works, and why concentrated solar power is a better approach, if you take a look at this image it may become much clearer.Solar Tower AbengoaEven though it’s not a technology you can use in your backyard, concentrated solar power towers are incredibly cool, and the world’s biggest is now operating in Spain. Although from the picture to the left it may be difficult to understand exactly how it works, and why concentrated solar power is a better approach, if you take a look at this image it may become much clearer. This design gives the solar power plants the opportunity to use many more hours of sunlight per day, because the rays are hitting adjustable mirrors, rather than if individual solar panels sat in a fixed position. Abengoa Solar is the company behind the construction of the PS10 tower, and the currently under construction PS20, and although each plant takes up around 235 acres, they’re expected to produce 20 MW each. Click here to see more pictures of the revolutionary renewable energy plants.

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